History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Ivy Cottage, Main Street, North Queensferry

A Category C Listed Building in Inverkeithing, Fife

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342371

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9976

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverkeithing

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Parish: Inverkeithing

Traditional County: Fife

Tagged with: Cottage

Find accommodation in
North Queensferry


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.

Statement of Interest

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.

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.