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Blebo House

A Category B Listed Building in Kemback, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3209 / 56°19'15"N

Longitude: -2.9367 / 2°56'12"W

OS Eastings: 342161

OS Northings: 714670

OS Grid: NO421146

Mapcode National: GBR 2L.5L6B

Mapcode Global: WH7S3.VDR5

Entry Name: Blebo House

Listing Date: 20 June 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341083

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8867

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kemback

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Cupar

Parish: Kemback

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Mid 18th century classical house with baronial additions by James Findlay, 1903. The 18th century house was rectangular 2 storey and basement with large semi-circular bowed projection to south, droved coursed rubble with projecting ashlar margins. South front: basement formerly in sunk area was exposed as a full storey in 1903, ground floor: side bays have key-blocked venetian windows, with single windows at 1st, bow has three windows at each floor. Roof, reconstructed 1903, swept piended with platform and overhanging eaves Westmoreland slates, at centre large canted and piended dormer opening onto balustraded platform roof of bow. Segmental roofed dormers over side bays. Pair of tall rectangular stacks with battered copes, 1903. East Elevation:

two bays of earlier house, 1st floor windows have blind semi-circular headed tympana, additional bay of 1903 has venetian with blind head. New work is stugged ashlar. Large drum tower at NE angle; three storey with entrance at ground under segmental hood and balustraded balcony carried on bold sculptured brackets. 1st floor, pedimented door to balcony

window to left and right. 2nd floor has 3 low tripartites tucked between cill-band and projecting corbelled cornice. Flat-roof balustraded, reached by circular stair-tower, also with balustraded top, corbelled out from 1st floor at angle with E front. North front irregular fenestration with large stepped, mullioned and transomed window to stair. Single storey attic and basement service window to N. Small walled, terraced garden adjoins to west, entered through arch in

balustraded N wall. Small single storey tool store in NW corner, with bell-cast pyramidal roof. SW corner has small timber octagonal summer house with bellcast slated roof.

INTERIOR: drawing room has Louis seize/Adam plasterwork, Parlour has later 18th century wood and gesso mantelpiece perhaps remaining from earlier house. Dining-room has tall panelled wooden dado, fireplace with Arts and Crafts detailing and open beamed and boarded ceiling, all of 1903. Billiard room of same period in basement below drawing room.

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