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Lower Largo 99, 101, 103, 105 Main Street (Former 1-4 Inclusive Main Street)

A Category B Listed Building in Leven, Kennoway and Largo, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2131 / 56°12'47"N

Longitude: -2.9356 / 2°56'8"W

OS Eastings: 342068

OS Northings: 702670

OS Grid: NO420026

Mapcode National: GBR 2L.DDG0

Mapcode Global: WH7SP.W389

Entry Name: Lower Largo 99, 101, 103, 105 Main Street (Former 1-4 Inclusive Main Street)

Listing Date: 1 March 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341178

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8947

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Largo

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Leven, Kennoway and Largo

Parish: Largo

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

House built by David Gillies, net manufacturer, 1885, replacing thatched cottage, birth place of Alexander Selkirk. 2 storeys, 5 bays. Whin rubble with large, stugged and broached ashlar dressings, some concrete repairs. 2 central doors and statue of Robinson Crusoe by Stuart Burnett in niche above. Inner flanking bipartites and outer single lights. Pantiled roof with slate easing course, straight skews and end stacks. Altered to form 4 flats in 1935 by James Gilles.

Statement of Interest

Plaque reads "In memory of Alexander Selkirk Mariner, the original of Robinson Crusoe who lived on the island of Juan Fernandez in complete solitude for 4 years and 4 months. He died 1723 lieutenant of HMS Weymouth aged 47 years. This statue erected by David Gillies, net manufacturer on the site of the cottage in which Selkirk was born'.

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