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Latitude: 56.0092 / 56°0'32"N
Longitude: -3.3945 / 3°23'40"W
OS Eastings: 313145
OS Northings: 680458
OS Grid: NT131804
Mapcode National: GBR 20.TKB0
Mapcode Global: WH6S9.T7R4
Plus Code: 9C8R2J54+M5
Entry Name: Ivy Cottage, Main Street, North Queensferry
Listing Name: North Queensferry, 18 Main Street, Ivy Cottage
Listing Date: 12 July 1985
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 342371
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9976
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Traditional County: Fife
Early 18th century; later additions and alterations, Watson Burnett Architects, 1990. 2-storey, 2-bay traditional house linked to single storey former stable, now forming substantial dwelling house of irregular plan, with gable ends to street. Harled and painted rubble; painted margins; stone cills.
E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: house to left: entrance now sunk below road level. Late 20th century glazed timber door and window at ground floor; 2 windows of unequal size centred above. Projecting lean-to to right of door, central square window; window to left return. Timber boarded gate opening down to principal entrance, set back in modern link. Former stable to right: timber panel door to left, tall window to right, 2 windows to left return.
N ELEVATION: plain wall head.
W (SHORE) ELEVATION: house to right: 2 ground floor windows; 2 1st floor windows centred above. Central modern glazed link. Former stable to left: 2 storeys to W; central 1st floor window; projecting asymmetrical gable end to shore; tall and broad chimneystack to right of gable.
S ELEVATION: ground floor window at street level; 1st floor window above. Sloping part gable wall with moulded skewputt to far right, remnant of former lean-to structure projecting E.
Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Pitched roofs; pantiles and easing slates to house, grey slates to lean-to and former stables; raised ashlar coped skews; beaked and moulded skewputts; coped gablehead stacks to house.
INTERIOR: original stone fireplace to sitting room.
Although complicated in plan and elevation, this is a versatile adaptation of smaller buildings to form a larger dwelling house. The modern link, by the Dunfermline-based practice, Watson Burnett Architects, is not visible from the Main Street. Ivy Cottage forms an integral part of the 18th century village townscape. Evidence of blocked openings to right S elevation were found in earlier photographs.
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