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Wormiston House

A Category B Listed Building in Crail, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2771 / 56°16'37"N

Longitude: -2.6304 / 2°37'49"W

OS Eastings: 361064

OS Northings: 709585

OS Grid: NO610095

Mapcode National: GBR 2Y.8H0L

Mapcode Global: WH8TL.KHN7

Entry Name: Wormiston House

Listing Date: 22 October 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330243

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crail

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: East Neuk and Landward

Parish: Crail

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

17th century original block, rectangular lying N-S,
3-storey crowstepped with twin circular attic windows in
gables; NE wing perhaps of same date or only slightly
later; low wing at S gable also of late 17th/early 18th
century, 2-storey with circular attic window in gable,
also crowstepped. Extended 1802, NE wing doubled in length
and in width on S; remodelled and extended 1858,
crowstepped porch, SE gable and corbelled turret in
re-entrant angle added to 1802 work, asymmetrical W wing
with 3-storey crenellated tower; old domerheads incorporated,
one dated 1629; harled with margins, slated.

Statement of Interest

Belonged originally to the Spens family: sold to Balfours

1612, and to Lindsays 1621; now repurchased by Spens

family; empty in 1972.

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