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Kinshaldy House, Farmsteading and Walled Garden

A Category B Listed Building in Leuchars, Fife

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Latitude: 56.4019 / 56°24'6"N

Longitude: -2.8315 / 2°49'53"W

OS Eastings: 348779

OS Northings: 723605

OS Grid: NO487236

Mapcode National: GBR 2P.0RTF

Mapcode Global: WH7RS.GCX2

Entry Name: Kinshaldy House, Farmsteading and Walled Garden

Listing Date: 28 April 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341079

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8865

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Leuchars

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Tay Bridgehead

Parish: Leuchars

Traditional County: Fife

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1878. Large integrated farm and steading group incorporating some early 19th century masonry at farmhouse. Quadrangular plan with detached L-plan block at SW angle, whinstone rubble with stugged white sandstone dressings throughout except at older part of farmhouse where they are droved. South range comprises 2-storey 5 bay farmhouse, mainly 1878 but with 12-pane sashes to match the earlier part. 3-stage Italianate water tower of red brick with white brick dressings added at 2nd bay from left c 1885, segment-headed windows ground and 1st, corbelled triple arches at 2nd, ground floor forms porch with cantilevered pentice hood on west face, further door at 4th bay, so that section E of tower forms symmetrical 3 window unit. Western ground floor window altered; bothy block to east single storey 2 bipartite windows flanked by 2 doors, matchboarded interiors with original ranges. Main elevation of steading is to east, symmetrical with corbelled and finialled apices to gables, that over the central semi-elliptical pend arch with large cast-iron weather vane; N and S gables have pairs of inverted keyhole slits,

sculptured circular roundels above, that at N with salmon swimming in reeds, that at S with horses and plough and inscription 'SPEED THE' above and '1878' beneath, linking sections 3-bay with louvred openings. North elevation single storey L-plan, sliding doors in shallow rectangular recesses. Western threshing mill and barn range 2-storey, horsemill and engine house on W face unfortunately demolished and threshing mill removed, 2 semi elliptical cartshed arches at S end on

court side. Court cobbled, roofed cattle court (perhaps of letter date) demolished. Single-storey L-plan SW range has doocot in loft of northern arm with entrances at N gable. 3 cartshed openings in N face of SE arm. Large walled garden adjoining on S dated 1902, gabled gateways N and S.

Further alterations 1987/8.

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