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Leckerstone Farmhouse Including Wall and Gatepiers

A Category C Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0482 / 56°2'53"N

Longitude: -3.4679 / 3°28'4"W

OS Eastings: 308660

OS Northings: 684895

OS Grid: NT086848

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.QT0Z

Mapcode Global: WH5QY.P7SQ

Entry Name: Leckerstone Farmhouse Including Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 23 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332334

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1645

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Parish: Dunfermline

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Earlier 19th century; later alterations. 2-storey farmhouse. Harled, cream in colour. Painted ashlar surrounds to openings; eaves course and vertical margins at quoins. Swept roof.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3-bays to original house; central door; flat-roofed porch; window to SW; door in right return. Ground floor window to right of door; canted bay window to left. 3 1st floor windows centred above. Section set back to right; central ground floor window; 2 1st floor windows. Single storey section to left; central window.

NW ELEVATION: window in single storey section. Wall extends from NW quoin to adjacent barn; harled wall; curved coping stones; doorway; metal gate. (Barn not part of Statutory List).

NE ELEVATION: 2-storey house; ground floor window to right. Advanced section to left; 1st floor window to left. Advanced 2-storey rear wing to far left; 2 ground floor windows and single 1st floor in right return.

SE ELEVATION: advanced section to left; replacement ground floor window in SE wall and to right return. Section set back to right; replacement door to left; window to right; 2 1st floor windows.

Predominantly horizontal 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Swept, piended roof; wide overhang at eaves. Replacement pantiles. Gable apex stack to far left; gable apex stack to far right of original 3-bay house (now a ridge stack). Half-piend to rear wing.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

WALL AND GATEPIERS: rubble wall lines left of entrance drive; dressed coping stones curving towards house. Plain square gatepiers; low pyramidal coping stones; replacement metal gate.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with Leckerstone Farm which is sited to the N of the farmhouse. Demarked as Lacherston on Ainslie's 1775 map. Leckerstone was a home farm for the Broomhall Estate and still belongs to the Estate. It possibly incorporates fabric from an earlier house on this site.

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