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Limekilns, 8 Red Row, Seaview

A Category C Listed Building in Rosyth, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0333 / 56°1'59"N

Longitude: -3.4811 / 3°28'52"W

OS Eastings: 307804

OS Northings: 683259

OS Grid: NT078832

Mapcode National: GBR 1X.RXKD

Mapcode Global: WH5QY.HMK4

Entry Name: Limekilns, 8 Red Row, Seaview

Listing Date: 31 December 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334878

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3748

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Rosyth

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

18th century. 2-storey, 3-bay house. Harled with dressed stone surrounds to openings.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central replacement door; flanking windows. 3 1st floor windows centred above. Modern (mid 1970's) glazed porch; door in right return.

NW ELEVATION: plain gable.

NE ELEVATION: not seen, 2000. Outshot to rear.

SE ELEVATION: attached to 9 Red Row.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

4-pane timber sash and case windows. Modern red pantiles; raised skews; corniced gable apex stacks. Tiled porch roof.

Statement of Interest

According to the owner, 8 Red Row was once the Customs House where sailors received their pay and was possibly a former inn, perhaps the Ship Inn, however, the only indication of this has been an abundance of corks found under the floor boards. It is also believed to be the inn that features in R L Stevenson's novel Kidnapped. It was here that David Balfour and Alan Breck received help from the owner's daughter as she rowed them across the Forth to South Queensferry. Fish curing took place along Red Row.

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