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Latitude: 56.0595 / 56°3'34"N
Longitude: -3.6279 / 3°37'40"W
OS Eastings: 298727
OS Northings: 686380
OS Grid: NS987863
Mapcode National: GBR 1R.Q6XQ
Mapcode Global: WH5QP.7YPL
Entry Name: Culross, Culross Abbey House Policies, West Lodge Including Gatepiers and Walls
Listing Date: 12 January 1972
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 359809
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB23966
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: West Fife and Coastal Villages
Traditional County: Fife
Possibly 18th century with 19th century rebuild and medieval fragments. Single storey, 3-bay, T-plan cottage (modern 2-storey rear wing). Sandstone rubble; droved surrounds to openings. Rendered rear wing.
N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central door; fanlight. Flanking windows.
E ELEVATION: off-centre window.
S ELEVATION: window to right; advanced wing to left; window at ground and 1st floor. Door and window to right return. Advanced earlier stonework to left of wing.
W ELEVATION: medieval fragments within elevation; blocked chamfered doorway to left, small window to right, corbelled stone above, chamfered pilaster to far left.
2-leaf timber boarded door. 12-pane timber sash and case windows to principal elevation; replacement windows to rear. Pitched roofs; crowstepped gables; clay pantiles. Carved foliate finial to crowsteps. Central coupled, coped polygonal ridge stacks.
GATEPIERS AND WALLS
Rubble garden wall extends from W elevation quoins to bound front and rear garden. N wall curves to E; pair of square-plan gatepiers, conical coping stones. Wall continues eastwards terminating with tall, coped square-plan pier. Identical pier to N with wall.
B-Group with Culross Abbey House; Culross Abbey House Policies, East Lodge, Garden House and Stables. Formerly listed as Chapelbarn Lodge as this area was called Chapelbarn. East Lodge and Culross Abbey House also have similar carved foliate finials above windows. The West Lodge has the remains of what was probably a monastic building associated with Culross Abbey (which was founded in 1217), possibly a gatehouse with an arched pend. The medieval fragments in the W wall include an aumbry, vault springer and vaulting respond; the present road surface is approximately 4 feet below the former ground level.
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