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Latitude: 56.0349 / 56°2'5"N
Longitude: -3.4893 / 3°29'21"W
OS Eastings: 307297
OS Northings: 683447
OS Grid: NT072834
Mapcode National: GBR 1X.RVCP
Mapcode Global: WH5QY.CKNX
Entry Name: Limekilns, 16 Halketshall, the Ship Inn
Listing Date: 31 December 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334908
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3768
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Rosyth
Traditional County: Fife
Early 19th century; later alterations. 2-storey, 4-bay square-plan public house with later rear additions. White rendered walls; black painted base course to principal elevation; black painted window cills.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: replacement 2-leaf door at 3rd bay; 2 windows to left; 1 window to right. 4 windows centred above at 1st floor. Pub sign above door.
W ELEVATION: central door; window above. 2-storey wing to left; bipartite window at 1st floor. Single storey modern extension; access to pub kitchen and flat above.
N ELEVATION: advanced rear gable wing to right; small 1st floor window to left. Modern flat-roofed extension to gable. Pitched extension to left, parallel to pub; 2 1st floor windows; flat-roofed porch addition at ground floor.
E ELEVATION: not seen, 2000.
Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows with horns. Purple grey slate roof laid in diminishing courses; clay ridge tiles; smooth skews; block skewputts. Gable apex stacks; ridge stack to left; polygonal clay cans to left chimneys; circular cans to right. Gable apex stack to rear.
INTERIOR: modern decor.
Established as a pub in 1818. Flat accommodation to rear and 1st floor. The Ship Inn is situated in a prominent position along the Promenade, facing out to the Firth of Forth. Halketshall is named after the Halkets who lived at nearby Pitfirrane Castle and who, in the 17th century acquired a large part of Limekilns.
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