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West Lodge, Culross Abbey House

A Category B Listed Building in Culross, Fife

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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

Plus Code: 9C8R395C+RR

Entry Name: West Lodge, Culross Abbey House

Listing Name: Culross, Culross Abbey House Policies, West Lodge Including Gatepiers and Walls

Listing Date: 12 January 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 359809

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB23966

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200359809

Location: Culross

County: Fife

Town: Culross

Electoral Ward: West Fife and Coastal Villages

Traditional County: Fife

Tagged with: Architectural structure

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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.


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.

Statement of Interest

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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