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Aberdour, 2 Seaside Place, Clachaig Including Boundary Wall with Post Box

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0517 / 56°3'6"N

Longitude: -3.2989 / 3°17'56"W

OS Eastings: 319197

OS Northings: 685081

OS Grid: NT191850

Mapcode National: GBR 24.QNV0

Mapcode Global: WH6S5.94BZ

Entry Name: Aberdour, 2 Seaside Place, Clachaig Including Boundary Wall with Post Box

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334750

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3631

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdour (Fife)

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Later 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular-plan house. Principal elevation; ashlar with raised long and short quoins. Base course, moulded architraves to openings, pilastered box window to 3rd bay, cast-iron cresting to window cills, pronounced eaves cornice. Tooled, snecked rubble elsewhere.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: near symmetrical elevation. 4 steps to centred door, window to left, slightly advanced bipartite box window to right with flanking fluted Doric pilasters. Centred 1st floor window, window to left, similar box window to right with flanking fluted Corinthian pilasters.

NE ELEVATION: plain wall, partially seen, (2002).

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: ground floor not seen, 1st floor partially seen; centred stair tower, flanking 1st floor windows.

SW ELEVATION: attached to 4 Seaside Place.

Timber panelled door, 2-pane letterbox fanlight. Predominantly 8-pane timber sash and case windows with horns. Piended roof, grey slates. Shouldered, corniced wallhead stacks, circular clay cans.

BOUNDARY WALLS: tall swept boundary wall to E running along Shore Street to junction at Manse Street, raised at later date with rounded coping. Edward VII post box to SE corner.

Statement of Interest

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. 2 Seaside Place reflects this air of gentility with its refined detailing. The garden to the rear is fairly substantial and runs NW terminating at Manse Street.

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