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Latitude: 56.0533 / 56°3'11"N
Longitude: -3.3033 / 3°18'11"W
OS Eastings: 318928
OS Northings: 685260
OS Grid: NT189852
Mapcode National: GBR 24.QMTG
Mapcode Global: WH6S5.738S
Entry Name: Aberdour, 70 High Street, Anvil House
Listing Date: 2 May 1973
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334704
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3589
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Aberdour (Fife)
Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Traditional County: Fife
Early 19th century. Plain 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular-plan house with modern addition to rear. Tooled random rubble, long and short surrounds to openings, painted stone margins, long and short quoins to arises.
SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical elevation. Centred door, flanking windows. 1st floor windows close to eaves, arranged above ground floor openings.
SW ELEVATION: inserted window to ground left.
NW ELEVATION: enlarged 1st floor window to right. Modern lean-to at ground to left.
SE ELEVATION: attached to 68 High Street.
Modern timber panelled door, letterbox fanlight. Modern top-opening timber windows. Pitched slate roof, coped ashlar skews, coped gable apex stacks; ashlar to SW, rendered to SE, circular clay cans.
INTERIOR: modernised interior.
NOTES: Anvil House was the local blacksmith's house, the old forge (disused 2002) is situated to the rear. The house is fairly large and imposing within the street denoting a certain amount of wealth and status that came from being a village blacksmith. The last blacksmith was Mr Laird who retired in the 1930s, it was at this time that the forge was converted to a workshop. There is some relation between the forge and the adjacent property to the SE, it is supposed that No 68 (see separate listing) could have been the blacksmith's original dwelling house before Anvil House was built.
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