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Foodie Steading

A Category B Listed Building in Cupar, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3428 / 56°20'34"N

Longitude: -3.0022 / 3°0'8"W

OS Eastings: 338144

OS Northings: 717172

OS Grid: NO381171

Mapcode National: GBR 2H.49H3

Mapcode Global: WH7RW.VTJW

Entry Name: Foodie Steading

Listing Date: 1 March 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333573

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2614

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dairsie

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Cupar

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Dated 1830, steading with classical detail; extension at east dated 1857. U-plan single storey steading with lofts. Whin rubble, with droved yellow ashlar dressings. Symmetrical west front has 7 bays, articulated by slightly advanced and broader, central and outer bays with pedimented gables and rusticated quoins. Central bay has door and round-headed loft opening breaking into pediment: datestone with crest above, and corbelled cupola over apex, supported on 4 columns and capped with obelisk. Outer bays have single ground floor windows, blind elliptical openings in pediments and apex stacks: inner bays have doors, and single windows to ground floor and loft. South elevation has 10 bays and additional large rectangular opening to east: 7 arcaded, depressed- arched cart entrances: single loft window over each bay. Droved ashlar square, battered stack of former engine house to east. Rectangular inner courtyard formed by U-plan block, and enclosed by (possibly earlier) rubble-built block with 3 parallel pantiled ranges. U-plan block roofs originally slated, now mostly replaced with modern interlocking

pantiles.

Statement of Interest

Arms in crest are presumably those of John Small who purchased Foodie in 1829.

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