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The Wee Hoose in grounds of Cedar House, Collessie

A Category B Listed Building in Collessie, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3062 / 56°18'22"N

Longitude: -3.1531 / 3°9'11"W

OS Eastings: 328751

OS Northings: 713237

OS Grid: NO287132

Mapcode National: GBR 29.6RKZ

Mapcode Global: WH6QW.JRRG

Plus Code: 9C8R8R4W+FQ

Entry Name: The Wee Hoose in grounds of Cedar House, Collessie

Listing Name: Collessie Village the Wee Hoose in Grounds of Cedar House.

Listing Date: 29 June 1978

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333375

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2449

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Collessie

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Parish: Collessie

Traditional County: Fife

Tagged with: Cottage

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Description

18th century. Single storey cottage, three windows and end door. Painted rubble walls and thatched roof. Bargeboards. Later harled porch addition on west gable. Sash windows.

Statement of Interest

Collessie is a compact village in central Fife that grew because of the weaving industry. The village retains elements of its early pre-improvement settlement pattern with narrow and winding roads and a number of 18th century former weaver's cottages survive.

It is among a relatively small number of traditional buildings with a surviving thatched roof found across Scotland. A Survey of Thatched Buildings in Scotland, published in 2016 by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), found there were only around 200 buildings of this type remaining, most of which are found in small rural communities. Thatched buildings are often traditionally built, showing distinctive local and regional building methods and materials. Those that survive are important in helping us understand these traditional skills and an earlier way of life.

Listed building record revised in 2021 as part of the Thatched Buildings Listing Review.

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