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Charlestown, Fiddler's Hall

A Category B Listed Building in Rosyth, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0393 / 56°2'21"N

Longitude: -3.5065 / 3°30'23"W

OS Eastings: 306240

OS Northings: 683958

OS Grid: NT062839

Mapcode National: GBR 1W.RJ78

Mapcode Global: WH5QY.3GJK

Entry Name: Charlestown, Fiddler's Hall

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334901

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3761

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Rosyth

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Mid 18th century. 2-storey, 3-bay house flanked by single storey wings. Harled rubble walls; ashlar surrounds.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3 ground floor windows (former door at centre); 3 1st floor windows centred above. 2 windows to porch to left; 7 irregularly placed windows to right wing.

N ELEVATION: central door to porch.

E ELEVATION: porch set back to far right; single window to right. Door to left in house; small low window to right; larger window to far right; 3 small 1st floor windows. Stone projects northwards from right gable. 3 windows to left in single storey left wing; door and advanced canted bay window to right.

S ELEVATION: central window.

Modern fenestration and doors. Raised flat-head skews to 2-storey section; moulded skewputts; corniced sandstone gable end stacks; circular clay cans. Replacement red pantile roof; slated easing course to front of 2-storey section roof.

INTERIOR: modern interior.

BOUNDARY WALL: rubble garden wall to front of house; rough coping stones; rubble wall from NW gable extends westwards; flat coping stones.

Statement of Interest

Once 4 houses, then 3, Fiddler's Hall was renovated in 1972 into one house and no longer belongs to the Broomhall Estate. Said to have had rear wings forming a courtyard plan to rear, the abutting stone at rear may have keyed in to former rear wall. 2 stones in front garden with slight depressions may have been part of the once timber wagon way (the Elgin Railway) which ran along the front of the house. Also known as Floral Hall and spelt as Fiddlershall or Fiddlers Hall the houses were built to accommodate employees of the Earl of Elgin, possibly including a fiddler.

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