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Nether Pitteadie (Formerly North Pitteadie Farm) Including Dovecot, Walled Garden and Ancillary Buildings, Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Kinghorn, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0949 / 56°5'41"N

Longitude: -3.2058 / 3°12'20"W

OS Eastings: 325077

OS Northings: 689774

OS Grid: NT250897

Mapcode National: GBR 27.MZPX

Mapcode Global: WH6S0.Q2MF

Entry Name: Nether Pitteadie (Formerly North Pitteadie Farm) Including Dovecot, Walled Garden and Ancillary Buildings, Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 10 September 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341993

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9699

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kinghorn

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Parish: Kinghorn

Traditional County: Fife

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Dated 1685 (see Notes); pavilions circa 1800; pedimented dormerheads added 1869. 2-storey, 4-bay, crowstepped house with single storey pavilions and rear courtyard. Harled with rusticated and droved quoins, and dressed margins. Base and eaves courses. Corniced and pedimented doorway, stone pedimented windowheads; stone transoms and mullions and chamfered arrises.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: doorway in bay to outer left with elaborate carved pediment and flanking scrollwork (re-cut) dated 1685, and 2-leaf panelled timber door; 3 regularly disposed windows to right, and 3 off-set windows at 1st floor, each breaking eaves into pedimented dormerhead. Flanking single storey wings each with wide-centred tripartite window.

W ELEVATION: lower, crowstepped and finialled lean-to bay (see Notes) with bipartite window projecting to left of pavilion gable, further window on return to right and smaller window high up to outer right of recessed 2-storey block.

E (COURTYARD) ELEVATION: gabled elevation of pavilion obscured by link wall; small window to outer left at 1st floor of recessed gable with inset stone inscribed 'WD 1869' to gablehead stack.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: variety of elements including triple-gable with 4-light transomed window to right and canted oriel to centre, both at 1st floor; high garden wall abutting to left of centre, and lower bays to each re-entrant angle.

4-, 6-, 10- and 12-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates with larger slate/stone eaves easing course to pavilions. Coped ashlar stacks with cans; ashlar-coped skews and moulded skewputts.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

DOVECOT: low gabled rectangle dovecot in outlying wing adjoining link wall to E and courtyard wall to N. Harled rubble with stone quoin strips. Stone-finialled gabled elevation to S with small window to centre at ground, and dovecot opening above, round-arched with margin of small brick, stone alighting ledge and 2 flight-holes flanking 3-tiers (grouped 2-2-1) of further flight holes in timber surround.

WALLED GARDEN AND ANCILLARY BUILDINGS: flat-coped rubble walled garden to W with row of slated, rubble lean-to ancillaries to N elevation.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: corniced and pyramidally-coped square-section, rusticated ashlar gatepiers. Rubble boundary walls.

Statement of Interest

The 1685 datestone was probably added during the 1869 reconstruction.

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