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Glenelm, 5 Livingstone Lane, Aberdour

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

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Latitude: 56.0536 / 56°3'12"N

Longitude: -3.3 / 3°17'59"W

OS Eastings: 319133

OS Northings: 685285

OS Grid: NT191852

Mapcode National: GBR 24.QNKP

Mapcode Global: WH6S5.83TL

Plus Code: 9C8R3P32+C2

Entry Name: Glenelm, 5 Livingstone Lane, Aberdour

Listing Name: Aberdour, 5 Livingston Lane, Glenelm

Listing Date: 2 May 1973

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334733

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3614

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdour (Fife)

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Parish: Aberdour (Fife)

Traditional County: Fife

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18th century with later alterations. Originally single storey cottage later altered to 2-storey, 2-bay, rectangular-plan house. Rendered, stone margins to openings.

NE (SREET) ELEVATION: asymmetrical elevation. 2 ground floor windows set high to off-centre right and far right. Centred small window at 1st floor.

NW ELEVATION: majority of elevation attached to 6-7 Livingstone Lane. Remains of original cottage gable at ground floor far left, small 1st floor window above.

SW (GARDEN) ELEVATION: door to off-centre left, flanking windows; single storey flat-roofed outshot set flush to right window. Enlarged modern 1st floor windows above openings below.

SE ELEVATION: ground floor window set high to right, remains of gable end of original cottage slightly advanced at shoulder height to centre and left. Small 1st floor window to far right at 1st floor.

Modern timber door, various windows including; 12-pane timber sash and case, 4-pane timber sash and case and modern timber casements. Pitched roof, red clay pantiles, coped ashlar skews, rendered gable apex stacks, circular cans.

Statement of Interest

NOTES: The remaining gable to the NW indicates that the house was most probably a single storey cottage similar to that of 5 Livingston Lane (see separate listing). At some point the 1st floor has been added considerably enlarging the house. Originally a line of buildings ran continuously along the lane from the High Street, the house forming the last building to Livingston Lane before it turns sharply to the SW. However in the 1950s a couple of buildings including a dairy were demolished to make room for a car park, leaving a large open space in the lane. Although altered the cottage retains some original fabric and is a reminder of the original character of the lane. The lane takes it name from John Livingston who ran the local dairy in the mid 19th century.

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