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North Queensferry, Helen Place, Heron House

A Category C Listed Building in Inverkeithing, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0093 / 56°0'33"N

Longitude: -3.3933 / 3°23'36"W

OS Eastings: 313219

OS Northings: 680477

OS Grid: NT132804

Mapcode National: GBR 20.TKLQ

Mapcode Global: WH6S9.V790

Entry Name: North Queensferry, Helen Place, Heron House

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342389

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9993

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverkeithing

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Traditional County: Fife

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18th century; 20th century alterations. Single storey and attic, 2-bay square-plan house (former smoke-house). Random rubble, harl pointing, painted to E, rendered to N; painted margins.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2 ground floor windows; 2 flat-roofed box dormers breaking eaves above.

E ELEVATION: plain gable.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: lean-to modern timber porch to left; window to right. Flat-roofed box dormer breaking eaves above ground floor window.

W ELEVATION: adjoining Helen Cottage (see separate list).

4-pane timber sash and case windows to ground floor; plate glass in timber sash and case dormer windows; modern window and door to porch. Pitched roof; pantiles; raised ashlar coped skew to E gable; rendered coped gablehead stacks; clay cans.

Statement of Interest

This building was formerly known as Herring House. Heron is presumably a corruption of herring as this house was used for smoking and storing fish. The ground floor fenestration was altered and small square windows at the first floor were blocked during first half of 20th century. Breaking-eaves dormers were later added in late 1960s or early 1970s. This house forms part of 18th century arrangement of single and multi-storey dwellings forming a large U-plan from No 4 Post Office Lane to No 1 Helen Place (formerly known as Chapel Place).

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