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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
Plus Code: 9C8V6377+6Q
Entry Name: Robinson Crusoe House, 99 And 103 Main Street, Lower Largo
Listing Name: Lower Largo 99, 101, 103, 105 Main Street (Former 1-4 Inclusive Main Street)
Listing Date: 1 March 1984
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 341178
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8947
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leven, Kennoway and Largo
Traditional County: Fife
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.
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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