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Latitude: 56.0517 / 56°3'5"N
Longitude: -3.299 / 3°17'56"W
OS Eastings: 319192
OS Northings: 685071
OS Grid: NT191850
Mapcode National: GBR 24.QNV1
Mapcode Global: WH6S5.9592
Entry Name: Aberdour, 4 Seaside Place, St Helen's
Listing Date: 19 December 1979
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334749
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3630
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Aberdour (Fife)
Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Parish: Aberdour (Fife)
Traditional County: Fife
Later 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular-plan house. Canted, chamfered double-height window to 3rd bay, lugged architraves to windows at 1st and 2nd bays. Ashlar with raised long and short quoins, base course and eaves cornice at principal elevation. Droved, snecked rubble elsewhere.
SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical elevation. Short flight of steps to central door; pilastered doorpiece with entablature and moulded cornice. 4-light double height canted window to right, window to left at ground floor. 1st floor openings centred above openings below.
SW ELEVATION: partially seen (2002). Inserted ground floor window offset to left.
NE ELEVATION: attached to 2 Seaside Place.
Timber panelled door, 2-pane letterbox fanlight. Predominantly replacement 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Piended slate roof. Shouldered, corniced wallhead stacks, polygonal clay cans.
NOTES: The land which Seaside Place and the surrounding area is built upon was acquired by the 11th Earl of Morton in 1725. It was laid out throughout the late 18th and 19th centuries and is shown on maps of this date as 'New Town'. The area was built to provide a fashionable place to live set aside from Easter and Wester Aberdour and to cater for the growing market of well-heeled and discerning tourists during the 19th century. The house was sold to the Free Church in 1888 whereupon Rev. J Brown left the original manse at Sands Place and moved into this house renaming it St Helen's. It is not known at what point the house left the hands of the church however the church itself at Sands Place was demolished in the 1960s.
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