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4 Newburgh Road, Auchtermuchty

A Category C Listed Building in Auchtermuchty, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2946 / 56°17'40"N

Longitude: -3.2359 / 3°14'9"W

OS Eastings: 323605

OS Northings: 712032

OS Grid: NO236120

Mapcode National: GBR 26.7JYN

Mapcode Global: WH6R1.81BV

Plus Code: 9C8R7QV7+RJ

Entry Name: 4 Newburgh Road, Auchtermuchty

Listing Name: 2 and 4 Newburgh Road, Auchtermuchty

Listing Date: 18 August 1972

Last Amended: 12 July 2021

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356742

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21461

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Auchtermuchty

County: Fife

Town: Auchtermuchty

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

The two adjoining properties at 2 and 4 Newburgh Road, Auchtermuchty are late 18th century, single storey, three-bay cottages, each with two windows and centre door. They are rubble-built with 12-pane timber sash and case windows and red pantiled roofs (formerly thatched) with ashlar skews. No. 2 has a scrolled skewputt to the south gable. No. 4 has a small attic window to the north gable. Both cottages have rubble end chimney stacks and there is one central stack. The interior was not seen (2021).

Statement of Interest

2 and 4 Newburgh Road largely retain their historic character as late 18th cottages of traditional build and appearance. They are prominently located on one of the main roads leading into Auchtermuchty from the north. Auchtermuchty expanded during the 18th century when it became a centre for linen manufacture, and again during the mid 19th century. The setting is little altered since the 19th century in terms of street pattern and distribution of 18th–19th century buildings. While single-storey cottages of this period survive in large numbers throughout Scotland, those that are little-altered, and which retain their historic setting may be considered for listing. While No. 2 Newburgh Road no longer has a thatched roof (replaced after 1972), the properties continue to be of special architectural and historic interest as representative examples of their late 18th century date.

Statutory address and listed building record revised 2021. Previously listed as 'Houses ('Bonskeid' and A T Carswell's, Mrs Urquhart, Tenant) Newburgh Road'.

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