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Latitude: 56.0536 / 56°3'13"N
Longitude: -3.3001 / 3°18'0"W
OS Eastings: 319126
OS Northings: 685292
OS Grid: NT191852
Mapcode National: GBR 24.QNJL
Mapcode Global: WH6S5.83SK
Plus Code: 9C8R3M3X+FX
Entry Name: 6-7 Livingstone Lane, Aberdour
Listing Name: Aberdour, 6, 7 Livingston Lane
Listing Date: 2 May 1973
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334732
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3613
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Aberdour (Fife)
Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Parish: Aberdour (Fife)
Traditional County: Fife
Early 18th century. 2-storey, 4-bay rectangular-plan forestaired house, workshop at ground floor. Rendered, painted stone surrounds to openings, moulded surrounds at ground floor. Random rubble and slaister pointing to rear.
NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical elevation. Forestair with moulded stone rail running from ground right to 1st floor. Small centred understair door at ground; small lean-to attached to left, door to left return, window to right flush to rising forestair, doorways to far right and far left. Centred door breaking eaves at 1st floor, flanking windows close to eaves.
SE ELEVATION: attached to 5 Livingston Lane.
SW (REAR) ELEVATION: 3 regularly spaced windows close to ground, 1st floor windows close to eaves centred above.
NW ELEVATION: attached to 8 Livingston Lane.
INTERIOR: ground floor unseen, (2002). Modernised interior to 1st floor.
Timber boarded doors, 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Pitched roof; clay pantiles, raised coped skews, moulded skewputts, coped gable apex stacks, replacement polygonal cans.
NOTES: Both Easter and Wester Aberdour once possessed a number of forestaired houses, none remain in Easter Aberdour and only 3 including this example can be found in Wester Aberdour (the others being Dour Cottage and 6 Sands Place, see separate listings). Of the remaining examples 6-7 Livingstone Lane is the best surviving relatively unaltered forestaired house in Aberdour. The house was formerly numbered 2,3 and 4 Livingstone Lane indicating multi-occupancy, this corresponds with the number of main doors to the house. It is thus probable that originally there were 2 dwelling places to the ground floor and 1 above. The lane takes it name from John Livingston who ran the local dairy in the mid 19th century which was situated further along the road to the NW. A line of buildings originally ran continuously along the lane from the high street to where the lane turns sharply to the SW. In the 1950's a couple of buildings including the dairy to the NW of the house were demolished to make room for a car park leaving a large open space in the lane.
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