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Latitude: 56.0511 / 56°3'3"N
Longitude: -3.301 / 3°18'3"W
OS Eastings: 319063
OS Northings: 685009
OS Grid: NT190850
Mapcode National: GBR 24.QND0
Mapcode Global: WH6S5.85BH
Entry Name: Aberdour, 3 Sands Place, High Street, Verona Cottage
Listing Date: 19 December 1979
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334642
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3564
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Aberdour (Fife)
Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Traditional County: Fife
17th century with later alterations. Single storey, 4-bay rectangular-plan cottage, late 20th century extension to rear. Rendered, painted stone margins.
N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical arrangement. Step to door at 2nd bay. Windows to 1st, 3rd and 4th bays, close to eaves.
E ELEVATION: attached to 2 Sands Place.
S ELEVATION: lean-to extension to right; central door flanked by windows. Original cottage setback to left; 2 windows unevenly arranged.
W ELEVATION: plain gable wall.
Timber boarded door, 12-pane timber sash and case windows to principal elevation. Rear elevation; 4-pane timber sash and case windows to original cottage, modern fenestration to extension. Pitched roof; red clay pantiles, slate eaves easing course. Coped skews, corniced gable apex stacks, corniced ridge stack, circular clay cans. Shallow grey slate roof with rooflight to extension.
INTERIOR: room to E and W, further room to far W.
Although No 3 has been altered it still retains features of a typical single storey vernacular cottage of the area. The stack shows evidence of a thackstane and the roof is steeply pitched indicating that at one time the cottage was thatched. The wall to the principal elevation is noticeably thicker at the bottom due to large rubble stones used in the construction of the foundations. When the rear extension was built it was revealed that the walls of the original cottage contained a mesh like substance of branches and reeds. The configuration and access to rooms in the cottage suggest that at one time it is probable that the cottage was split into more than one dwelling place.
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