Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 24523 16153
324523, 716153


Late 18th century. Small single storey, rectangular-plan courtyard steading with further remote range to NW and SW. Entrance via door to NW and linked taller range to SE (semi-derelict). Random whinstone rubble with droved ashlar quoins; dressed ashlar piers. Elliptical-arched openings and voussoirs. Outer corners of courtyard buildings rounded. Courtyard:

COURTYARD ELEVATION: 3-bay shelter sheds with dividing stone piers to SE (3-bay with taller rubble bay to outer left), SW (5-bay) and NW (5-bay). Full width flagstone-topped rubble feeding ledge to outer wall of NW range. Rear of cottages to NE.

NE ELEVATION: cottage with part-glazed timber door to right of centre and window in bay to left, further window to left and panelled timber door to outer left. Access to courtyard beyond to left.

NW ELEVATION: wide boarded timber door to left of centre, 5 small leaded windows in former feed hatches to right (that to outer right fallen to ground).

SW ELEVATION: wide opening with boarded timber door off-centre left, and evidence of former opening (door?) beyond to left.

Small-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows, and diamond pattern leaded casement windows. Grey slates to NW, NE, SE and corrugated asbestos to SW. Coped ashlar stack and thackstanes.

NW Range:

NW ELEVATION: cottage (converted cart-shed) with part-glazed timber door and plate glass fanlight at centre, windows in flanking bays, further window to outer left and small opening to outerright. Further range with 3 windows adjoining to outer left.

SE ELEVATION: 4 cart arches (blocked) to left of centre (cottage). Adjoining range to right with door to left and full-height sliding door to outer right (both boarded timber). 10- and 12-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows with 6-pane upper over plate glass lower glazing to elliptical-arched openings. Corrugated asbestos to E; modern tiles to cottage only. Coped ashlar stacks.

SW RANGE: straw barn(?).

SE ELEVATION: wide door with double lintel to right of centre and blinded hayloft opening off-centre left above; cottage abutting to outer right.

NW ELEVATION: full-height sliding 2-leaf timber door. Piended, corrugated asbestos roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Situated on the Pitcairlie Road which runs from Auchtermuchty to Newburgh, Halton (or Hatton) Hill Steading may have been a coaching inn. The road designated in the 1797 Turnpike Act, was not completed until 1813. Andrew Aytoun was granted charter of the lands in 1617 and probably built part of Halton Hill farmhouse (listed separately) soon after. Upgraded C(S) to B.



Alexander Laing LINDORES ABBEY AND THE BURGH OF NEWBURGH (1876), p447. Owen Silver THE ROADS OF FIFE (1987), p37.

About Listed Buildings

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We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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