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Cambo House

A Category B Listed Building in Kingsbarns, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2941 / 56°17'38"N

Longitude: -2.6418 / 2°38'30"W

OS Eastings: 360375

OS Northings: 711478

OS Grid: NO603114

Mapcode National: GBR 2Y.7DFC

Mapcode Global: WH8TL.D276

Entry Name: Cambo House

Listing Date: 23 November 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340963

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8759

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kingsbarns

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: East Neuk and Landward

Parish: Kingsbarns

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Wardrop & Reid 1879-81, tower 1884. Large late classic mansion house. Main block 110' x 140', 3-storey. Entrance (W) front 5-window, centre bay advanced with pediment, coupled doric column porch, Roman Ionic tripartite above. Lower 3-storey N wing, 2-storey section with pend to court and 3-storey isolation wing with tall clock tower. S front advanced ends with 2-storey bay windows and central bay window. Pedimented E elevation with single storey N wing. Stugged ashlar, quoined angles, low-pitched piended roofs, slated. Simple interior with some good plaster work in drawing room, elaborately carved wooden chimney pieces.

Statement of Interest

Built for Sir Thomas Erskine. The old house was burnt in July 1878. The conservative near-Georgian treatment is remarkable for its date.

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