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Newton Farmhouse with Outbuilding and Boundary Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Markinch, Fife

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Latitude: 56.2122 / 56°12'43"N

Longitude: -3.1358 / 3°8'8"W

OS Eastings: 329648

OS Northings: 702757

OS Grid: NO296027

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.DPGB

Mapcode Global: WH6RG.S4Y0

Entry Name: Newton Farmhouse with Outbuilding and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 24 November 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350449

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16663

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Markinch

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch

Parish: Markinch

Traditional County: Fife

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James Barclay, 1816. Single storey, 5 bay, U plan, piended house. Dressed ashlar and squared and snecked rubble. Eaves course. Stone mullion.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Deep set panelled timber door with diamond astragalled fanlight at centre with flanking narrow windows, all recessed under narrow canopy with 2 rusticated pillars; further windows in outer bays.

SE ELEVATION: symmetrical 3 bays to left with lower, recessed bay to outer right. 3 part bow window with conical roof at centre, windows in flanking bays; window to outer right.

NE ELEVATION: 3 bay. Bipartite window at centre, slightly advanced bay to right with small modern window at centre and advanced bay to left with timber door to right, modern window to left and wall with pedestrian gate abutting to outer left, on return to right.

NW ELEVATION: window at centre and in bay to left of centre.

12 and 14 lying pane glazing patterns to SE and SW; 6 pane glazing pattern to NE centre, 6 pane horizontal glazing pattern to NW right and 2 pane horizontal over 8 pane to left, all in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with cans, some polygonal.

INTERIOR: plain cornicing.

OUTBUILDING AND BOUNDARY WALL: former dairy/laundry(?). Piend roofed, slated rubble outbuilding with droved quoins, door and window to NW, adjoining wall to NE. Semicircular coped rubble boundary wall. Stack.

Statement of Interest

James Barclay was employed as mason at Balbirnie House during the 1815 alterations by Richard Crichton. 1st OS shows large courtyard steading to N of farmhouse, little evidence of which remains. Listed in 1875 as the property of John Balfour of Balbirnie, Newton is still part of the Balbirnie Estate.

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