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Mount Melville House, Former Stables

A Category B Listed Building in St Andrews, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3226 / 56°19'21"N

Longitude: -2.8371 / 2°50'13"W

OS Eastings: 348323

OS Northings: 714785

OS Grid: NO483147

Mapcode National: GBR 2P.5QJP

Mapcode Global: WH7S5.DB7V

Entry Name: Mount Melville House, Former Stables

Listing Date: 20 June 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335585

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4335

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cameron

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: St Andrews

Parish: Cameron

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Paul Waterhouse c 1905. Mixed Scots and French 16th century

features. Three sides of court, single-storey and attic,

hammer dressed rubble with polished ashlar dressings and

chamfered margins, with central arch of several orders with

coat of arms over, flanking diagonal square turrets with side

lights. Piended roofs swept into angles of tall pavilion roof

over gate, elaborate wrought-iron finials with weathercock.

Right-hand section of facade has door and 2 windows

(bipartite on right) and 2-light masonry dormer with finial.

Left-hand section has tripartite, bipartite, similar dormer

and platformed dormer at higher level. Diagonal corner

buttresses. Pantiled roofs on shallow brackets, crowstepped

gables and central battered stacks. Court paved with setts,

4 garages, 2 doors and car bays to north with central

crowstepped tripartite dormer and segment-headed ventilators

to south 3 garage doors and L-plan double cottage, chamfered

doors, small ground floor windows. Three pairs of first floor dormerheads with ball finials, linked by oversailing arches.

Courtyard closed to east by wall with arched door in

finialled gablet. South range; external elevation has

advanced crowstepped end gables and 5 inner gablets

(bipartite centre). North range: external elevation <> for

left door at 1st floor

Statement of Interest

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