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St Johns, 11 Bow Road, Auchtermuchty

A Category B Listed Building in Auchtermuchty, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2914 / 56°17'28"N

Longitude: -3.2262 / 3°13'34"W

OS Eastings: 324198

OS Northings: 711668

OS Grid: NO241116

Mapcode National: GBR 27.7M4G

Mapcode Global: WH6R1.D4Y9

Plus Code: 9C8R7QRF+HG

Entry Name: St Johns, 11 Bow Road, Auchtermuchty

Listing Name: 11 Bow Road, St Johns

Listing Date: 23 November 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356715

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21435

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Auchtermuchty

County: Fife

Town: Auchtermuchty

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Traditional County: Fife

Tagged with: Cottage

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Description

18th century with 19th century alterations. Single-storey cottage. Random whin rubble walls. 19th century window opening with red sandstone margins, partly repaired in stucco. Skewputts, thatched pitched roof. Chimneys rebuilt.

Statement of Interest

It is among a relatively small number of traditional buildings with a surviving thatched roof found across Scotland. A Survey of Thatched Buildings in Scotland, published in 2016 by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), found there were only around 200 buildings of this type remaining, most of which are found in small rural communities. Thatched buildings are often traditionally built, showing distinctive local and regional building methods and materials. Those that survive are important in helping us understand these traditional skills and an earlier way of life.

Category changed from C to B in 1990. Listed building record revised in 2021 as part of the Thatched Buildings Listing Review.

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