Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 13009 82947
313009, 682947


Later 19th century; later additions, early and later 20th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay rectangular-plan public house and hotel; 2-storey, 2-bay extension forming pend to N; extensive later 20th century additions to rear. Rendered white; black painted dressings and margins; stone cills; base course. Pilastered doorway with shaped pediment; wide elliptical-arched pub windows; prominent oriel windows with crenellated parapets; prominent gabled dormers.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Rusticated pilastered doorway with shaped pediment, ball finial keystone, plain round-arched fanlight, 2-leaf timber panel doors. Flanking moulded and tabbed elliptical-arched pub windows, that to right with tripartite openings, that to left with door and bipartite window. Central 1st floor bipartite window with entablature, raised lettering 'QUEENS' above window and 'HOTEL' below; flanking 3-light oriel windows with crenellated parapets. Central breaking eaves dormer window with round-arched pediment; flanking gabled and bargeboarded dormers with bipartite windows, wrought-iron finials. 2-storey early 20th century addition to right: pend, door with 4-pane fanlight to far right; bipartite and single window above.

N ELEVATION: advanced 2-storey early 20th century extension to left. Central door with modern metal forestair at 1st floor; window to right. Central window between 1st and attic floor. Flat-roofed extension receding to rear. 2-storey later 20th century accommodation wing to far right.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: complex arrangement of later additions linked via single storey extension. 3 piended breaking eaves dormers with truncated chimneystacks flanking to left to original block.

S ELEVATION: adjoins 2, 4, 6 Church Street.

6-pane over plate glass timber sash and case windows with horns; plate-glass in timber sash and case windows with horns; later 20th century windows to modern extension to rear. Mansard shaped roof; graded grey slates; stone skews; beaked skewputts; truncated ashlar gable head stacks

INTERIOR: most of original fabric to pub interior missing. Central timber staircase with turned balusters and carved newel posts; dentilled cornicing to stairwell; decorative cornicing to 1st floor dining room (to front of plan); glazed pyramidal rooflight. Original layout to upper floors mostly intact. All fireplaces removed.

Statement of Special Interest

This building contributes to the diversity of Inverkeithing's streetscape and is one of the few High Victorian facades to have been retained in the burgh. Until the early part of the 20th century the hotel still operated as a posting inn, providing horses and carriages for various uses.



2nd edition Ordnance Survey map (1896).

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.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

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