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Upper Largo Largo House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2198 / 56°13'11"N

Longitude: -2.9362 / 2°56'10"W

OS Eastings: 342039

OS Northings: 703415

OS Grid: NO420034

Mapcode National: GBR 2L.D09F

Mapcode Global: WH7SH.VXZQ

Entry Name: Upper Largo Largo House

Listing Date: 1 March 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341200

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8966

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Largo

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Leven, Kennoway and Largo

Parish: Largo

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Possibly John Adam, dated 1750, but apparently built over a number of years. Wings to rear 1831. Classical house (now roofless) with symmetrical 7-bay front, the centre 3 bays advanced and pedimented. 4-bay flanks and 3-bay semi-circular central projection at rear.

2 storeys over raised basement. Diagonally droved ashlar with polished dressings and rusticated quoins. Harled rubble flanks and rear. Central

door with Ionic pilastered doorpiece and segmental, dated pediment;

2 flanking windows with elaborate egg and dart architraves, coat-of-arms in pediment. Band course over basement continuing on all elevations; all east windows with lugged architraves, apron panels at ground, bracketted cills above, simple margins to remaining elevations. Rear of main

block, 7 windows with shallow 3 window central bow (blind central). Harled rubble with ashlar dressings and band at ground floor. A few remains of interior plaster survive, interior otherwise destroyed.

Statement of Interest

Now a ruined shell. John Adam supplied a chimney piece for the house, built for the Durham family. A rock faced garden pavilion said to have been in the grounds of Largo House is now resigted in the garden of Balsusnie, High Street, Upper Largo.

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