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Ivy Cottage And Roselea, Lindores

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3387 / 56°20'19"N

Longitude: -3.1899 / 3°11'23"W

OS Eastings: 326538

OS Northings: 716892

OS Grid: NO265168

Mapcode National: GBR 28.4PB0

Mapcode Global: WH6QN.ZY52

Plus Code: 9C8R8RQ6+F3

Entry Name: Ivy Cottage And Roselea, Lindores

Listing Name: "Roselea" and "Ivy Cottage", Lindores

Listing Date: 17 October 1973

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333531

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2584

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Abdie

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Parish: Abdie

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

18th century. Single-storey, pair of cottages, each with two windows and a later porch. Roselea lined out stucco, Ivy Cottage white-washed rubble.

Statement of Interest

Ivy Cottage birthplace of Dr. Laing, historian.

The previous listed building record written in 1973 describes the cottages as thatched. The cottages have a corrugated roof covering which may cover the remains of a thatched roof.

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 with a thatched roof 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 2020 as part of the Thatched Buildings Listing Review.

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