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Kennoway Village, the Causeway (West Side), Seton House

A Category B Listed Building in Kennoway, Fife

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Latitude: 56.2089 / 56°12'32"N

Longitude: -3.0497 / 3°2'58"W

OS Eastings: 334983

OS Northings: 702312

OS Grid: NO349023

Mapcode National: GBR 2F.DYL6

Mapcode Global: WH7SN.460H

Entry Name: Kennoway Village, the Causeway (West Side), Seton House

Listing Date: 27 June 1973

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342412

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10020

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kennoway

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Leven, Kennoway and Largo

Parish: Kennoway

Traditional County: Fife

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18th century; altered 1877. 2-storey, 4-bay, rectangular-plan, crowstepped house with timpany gable and stone-clad brick buttress. Random rubble with raised margins.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: modern timber door in bay to right of centre at ground, window to outer right and 2 windows to left flanking narrow light. Regular fenestration to 1st floor, and timpany gable in bay to right of centre.

W (THE CAUSEWAY) ELEVATION: gabled elevation with dominant almost full-height giant battered buttress to centre, window to right at ground and further window to left at 1st floor.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: ground floor obscured by boundary fencing; small window to centre at 1st floor.

Modern glazing throughout. Grey slates. Squared rubble stacks with thackstanes and some cans; ashlar-coped crowsteps and beak skewputts.

Statement of Interest

Seton House appears in local history as the dower house of Blackhall Castle (a Seton family residence) and as the town house of Captain Robert Seton of Drummaird who entertained Archbishop Sharp here on May 2nd 1679 before his murder on Magus Muir. However, the Seton coat of arms reported to be sited over the main entrance is not evident on this building. There is however a fine coat of arms set above a garage door a few yards N of this site.

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