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West Balbairdie Farm

A Category C Listed Building in Kinghorn, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0921 / 56°5'31"N

Longitude: -3.2438 / 3°14'37"W

OS Eastings: 322711

OS Northings: 689511

OS Grid: NT227895

Mapcode National: GBR 26.N37K

Mapcode Global: WH6S0.44MJ

Plus Code: 9C8R3QR4+RF

Entry Name: West Balbairdie Farm

Listing Name: West Balbardie Including Gatepiers

Listing Date: 18 June 1973

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341980

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9687

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kinghorn

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Parish: Kinghorn

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

17th century; extended to E and roof raised 18th century; extended to W, steading to W and N rebuilt forming courtyard, 1992-5 by D Penman, architect. 2-storey and attic, 4-bay house with single storey wing. Lime harl with stone margins. Moulded, basket-arched and corniced doorway.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: gabled porch in bay to left of centre with modern timber door in basket-arched doorway below carved stone panel dated '1687', and windows on returns; further windows to each floor in 2 bays to right and single bay to left of centre, those to ground floor with carved lintels: '19 KC GC 94' (new) to left, '16 IM LB 8?' to right, and '16 IM BL 38' (new) to outer right. 3 windows to single storey extension at outer left with dominant modern rooflights and modern link wall abutting at outer right.

W ELEVATION: bowed end of single storey extension projecting at ground, window to outer right at recessed 1st floor and 2 attic windows above in gablehead. Regularly fenestrated 7-bay wing projecting to outer left.

E ELEVATION: blank gabled elevation.

N ELEVATION: detail obscured by courtyard.

9- and 12-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar and harl stacks with cans. Stepped ashlar-coped skews.

GATEPIERS: flat-coped, banded and vermiculated, circular gatepiers.

Statement of Interest

Formerly listed as West Balbardie Farmhouse and Steading.

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