Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 12995 82847
312995, 682847


Earlier 19th century; later addition to N, dated 1888. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay rectangular-plan town house converted to pub and hotel; 2-storey, 4-bay extension with pend to left; extensive 19th and 20th century additions to rear. Lime-washed stone to W (front); dressed stone; rubble, brick and render to E (rear); painted margins and quoins; stone cills; base course. Dormers to earlier 19th century building.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 19th century house: central 2-leaf timber panelled door; flanking windows. 3 1st floor windows. 2 polygonal piended dormers, slate cheeks. 1888 extension (to left): pend to penultimate bay left with 2-leaf timber boarded gates; timber door with plain fanlight to far left; 2 leaf timber panelled door (pub entrance), plain fanlight to right; window to far right. Inset pediment dated 1888 and 1664, raised lettering below "BURGH / ARMS"; flanking windows.

S ELEVATION: adjoins 24 High Street.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: complex arrangement of later additions. Advanced 2-storey, 2-bay extension to left, fronting small courtyard area; slightly advanced piended 1st floor extension to centre; pend entrance to far right. Brick coal bins to courtyard.

N ELEVATION: adjoins 12, 14, 18 High Street.

Predominantly 4-pane in timber sash and case windows with horns. Pitched and piended roofs; slates to W (front), concrete tiles and easing slates to E (rear); coped brick ridge and wallhead stacks; circular clay cans.

INTERIOR: most of original fabric to pub interior missing. Complex plan of interconnecting rooms above and to rear of pub. Decorative plaster cornice and ceiling rose to 1st floor drawing room to rear 2-bay extension (to SE); staircase with decorative cast-iron balusters with mahogany handrail to rear. Original stone fireplace to attic room.

Statement of Special Interest

This range of buildings contributes to Inverkeithing's burgh streetscape. The 1888 extension was built on the site of a house dating to 1664.

Re-categorised as C(S) from B for Group (2006). The listing relates specifically to the group interest of the subject. It applies, as always, to interior as well as exterior, as appropriate to building type.



1st edition Ordnance Survey map (1856).

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

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)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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