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Kingask House with Ancillary Building, Link Wall, Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in East Neuk and Landward, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3208 / 56°19'15"N

Longitude: -2.7435 / 2°44'36"W

OS Eastings: 354113

OS Northings: 714520

OS Grid: NO541145

Mapcode National: GBR 2T.5MLF

Mapcode Global: WH7S6.TDR6

Entry Name: Kingask House with Ancillary Building, Link Wall, Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 22 October 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349524

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15834

Building Class: Cultural

Location: St Andrews and St Leonards

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: East Neuk and Landward

Parish: St Andrews And St Leonards

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Possibly George Rae, circa 1850. 2-storey, 3-bay small Neo-Jacobean mansion house with lower office wing and stable block converted to dwelling. Painted ashlar with painted margins, and narrow ashlar bands with stugged quoins. Deep base course, continuous hoodmoulds and blocking course. Hoodmould with label stops. Chamfered arrises, stone transoms and mullions.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: centre bay with porch with tiled floor, decorative fretwork and stepped blocking course, deep-set timber door with 2-leaf fanlight, and window to 1st floor; bay to right of centre with window to each floor and slightly advanced finialled gabled

bay to left with modern window to ground, further window to 1st floor and recessed blind panel in gablehead. Slightly set-back lower gabled bay (unpainted) with window to each floor to outer left and high link wall (see below) beyond.

SE ELEVATION: slightly recessed centre bay with tall transomed 4-light stair window with cross detail at head and hexagonal astragals. Advanced finialled gable to right of centre with projecting bipartite window to each floor; further window to each floor of bay to left, that to 1st floor with hoodmould and label stops, and corbelled gablehead stack with moulded recessed panel.

NE ELEVATION: asymmetrical elevation with windows grouped to right. Windows to centre and right bays at each floor, with smaller window between at ground.

Dominant shouldered wallhead stack to left. Slightly set back, lower bay to outer right with window to ground and small window to 1st floor.

NW ELEVATION: roof detail only visible over link wall. Projecting wing with lower piend and platform roof and small 3-light flat-roofed dormer window to centre; set back roof with 2 dominant shouldered wallhead stacks flanking small glazed? rooflight/lantern.

10- and 12-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows, except to modern window with plate glass glazing. Grey slates. Diamond-aligned grouped ashlar stacks with variety of panelling and coping, triangular-coped ashlar skews and some moulded skewputts; cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

ANCILLARY BUILDING AND LINK WALL: single storey, L-plan former stable block converted to dwelling. Dressed, squared and snecked rubble and narrow ashlar bands.

NW ELEVATION: door with plate glass fanlight to centre and wide tripartite window to right, advanced gable to left with basket-arched, voussoired cart arch converted to window, below pedimented dormer window breaking eaves to right.

NE ELEVATION: 3 small irregularly disposed windows to ground and window (former hayloft opening) to centre above breaking eaves into pedimented dormerhead. Window and doors in link wall adjoining to outer left.

SW ELEVATION: gabled elevation with small window to right of centre and small corbelled gablehead stack.

High link wall to outer right with 2 tall arrowslits and shaped projection with ball finial.

Multi-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Coped ashlar stack with can and ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: low semicircular-coped rubble boundary walls with pyramidal-coped hexagonal ashlar gatepiers, and high flat-coped rubble garden walls.

Statement of Interest

Thought to be George Rae?s only true ?mansion? design, and locally believed to have been built, along with nearby Kinkell (listed separately), by brothers in the sugar-beet trade. The houses share a common landscape of small scale design. Change of Category C(S) to B 10-11-98.

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