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Lindores House

A Category B Listed Building in Howe of Fife and Tay Coast, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3371 / 56°20'13"N

Longitude: -3.1918 / 3°11'30"W

OS Eastings: 326413

OS Northings: 716721

OS Grid: NO264167

Mapcode National: GBR 28.4NW1

Mapcode Global: WH6QN.YZ78

Entry Name: Lindores House

Listing Date: 17 October 1973

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333528

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2581

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Abdie

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Circa. 1820 and later. 2-storey and basement (low 1st) harled
and white-washed, broad-eaved low pitched slated roof.
S.E. front originally 3-window bow with steps, 1-window
on W, 2-window on E. (query if an older house reconstructed);
extended by 2-windows on W. Rodger Architects c.1956. N.W.
front asymmetrical with jerkin-head gable and later porch.
Unusual late classic detail, no margins, consoled cornices
and cills only. Simple distinctive interior work, one good
marble chimney-piece.

Statement of Interest

Built for Admiral (then Captain) Maitland who received

Napoleon's surrender on the Bellerophon. His architect

may have been James Mylne as he was preses of the meeting

of heritors at which Mylne was appointed to design the

parish kirk. An earlier house stood on the same site and

may be partly incorporated in the present house. The S.

bow and 2 E. pays are said to be older than the W. part

and the original entrance was at the bow. (Information

from Dr D.R. Maitland).

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