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Latitude: 56.3212 / 56°19'16"N
Longitude: -3.2327 / 3°13'57"W
OS Eastings: 323855
OS Northings: 714992
OS Grid: NO238149
Mapcode National: GBR 26.5RPL
Mapcode Global: WH6QV.9CVY
Entry Name: Pitcairlie House
Listing Date: 27 June 1973
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 349211
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15565
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast
Traditional County: Fife
Originally late 16th century, 3-storey and probably of Z-plan, orientated NW SE, 4-storey S tower with ashlar parapet and angle rounds, and 3 bee-boles inserted in the 18th century survives at S; 2 vaulted chambers at SW, upper floors remodelled except for S. 1st floor window and one moulded chimney-piece of c 1680 at 2nd. Circa 1730 large scheme of reconstruction, widened on E and extended to N 7-window NE front with 3-window droved ashlar centre having Venetian entrance feature and pedimented centre 1st projected but S 2-window section not built, big piend roof left with temporary gable at SE; plain 2-storey and basement piend-roofed N wing apparently built instead, 1740. Corridor added NE side of this range and screen wall with semi-elliptical arches to form office court, bow added at SE on site of projected S part of main block c 1800/5. Canted bay added to 1st floor bow 1833 when 1st and 2nd floor of NE front partly reglazed, top balustrades probably later.
INTERIOR: good semi-elliptical staircase with twisted balusters, 1st floor drawing room with Clayton type chimney-piece c 1750 otherwise recast c 1800/5, wall paintings covered over. 1st floor tower room panelled in Memel pine, good panelled room over drawing room c 1730, tower room also panelled at 2nd. Dining Room in 1740 wing plain coved,
partly refashioned c 1805; good vaulted former kitchen below.
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