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Aberdour, 8 Livingston Lane

A Category C Listed Building in Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0537 / 56°3'13"N

Longitude: -3.3002 / 3°18'0"W

OS Eastings: 319119

OS Northings: 685299

OS Grid: NT191852

Mapcode National: GBR 24.QNJK

Mapcode Global: WH6S5.83QH

Entry Name: Aberdour, 8 Livingston Lane

Listing Date: 2 May 1973

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334731

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3612

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdour (Fife)

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

18th century with later alterations. Single storey, 4-bay, rectangular-plan cottage with modern flat-roofed rectangular-plan extension to SW. Rendered, painted stone margins to windows. Curb stone to N.

NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical elevation. Door to 1st bay leading to covered pend. 3 unevenly arranged windows to further bays, window to 2nd bay close to eaves.

NW ELEVATION: plain gable wall of original cottage, window to extension.

SE ELEVATION: attached to 6-7 Livingston Lane.

INTERIOR: modernised interior.

Modern door, plate glass timber sash and case windows with horns. Pitched roof, modern clay pantiles, raised coped skew, coped gable apex stack to NW, small circular can.

Statement of Interest

NOTES: Although altered greatly the cottage is one of a small number of surviving 18th century single storey cottages in Aberdour. In the 1950s a couple of buildings including a dairy to the immediate NW of the cottage were demolished to create a car park leaving a large open space in the lane. A line of buildings originally ran continuously along the lane from the High Street to where the lane turns sharply to the SW. The lane takes it name from John Livingston who ran the local dairy in the mid 19th century.

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