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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
Plus Code: 9C8R2GM9+8H
Entry Name: Seaview, 8 Red Row, Limekilns
Listing Name: Limekilns, 8 Red Row, Seaview
Listing Date: 31 December 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334878
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3748
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Rosyth
Traditional County: Fife
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.
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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