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57 High Street, Aberdour

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

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Latitude: 56.0534 / 56°3'12"N

Longitude: -3.3024 / 3°18'8"W

OS Eastings: 318981

OS Northings: 685272

OS Grid: NT189852

Mapcode National: GBR 24.QN19

Mapcode Global: WH6S5.73PP

Plus Code: 9C8R3M3X+92

Entry Name: 57 High Street, Aberdour

Listing Name: Aberdour, 57 High Street

Listing Date: 2 May 1973

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334738

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3619

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdour (Fife)

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Parish: Aberdour (Fife)

Traditional County: Fife

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Small 18th century with late 20th century alterations and additions. 2-storey, 3-bay square-plan house with rear addition creating L-plan. Rendered, plain surrounds to openings.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical elevation. Centred door, date stone above 'WW IM 1745?, ground floor window to right. 1st floor windows to right and left.

NE ELEVATION: attached to 59 High Street.

SE ELEVATION: modern 2-storey gabled wing with single storey lean-to outshot. Modern fenestration.

SW ELEVATION: attached to 55 High Street.

Modern timber boarded door, modern 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Pitched roof, grey slate eaves easing course, modern red interlocking tiles. Remnants of original raised coped skew to SW. Replacement raised coped skew to NE. Replacement coped gable apex stack with circular cans to SW.

Statement of Interest

NOTES: The house was extensively renovated in the late 20th century however it does still retain some original features including the remnants of the SW skew. The pitch of the skew suggests that the roof was steeper than it is today indicating that the house could have been thatched. It is not likely that the date stone above the central door is original to the house, it is said to have come from another building and was placed above the door at the time of renovation.

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