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Culross, West Green, the House at West Green

A Category B Listed Building in Culross, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0553 / 56°3'18"N

Longitude: -3.6317 / 3°37'54"W

OS Eastings: 298479

OS Northings: 685912

OS Grid: NS984859

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.QD2T

Mapcode Global: WH5QW.52W9

Entry Name: Culross, West Green, the House at West Green

Listing Date: 12 January 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 359820

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB23976

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Culross

County: Fife

Town: Culross

Electoral Ward: West Fife and Coastal Villages

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Late 17th-18th century. 3-storey, 4-bay rectangular-plan house. Harled. Eaves course; ashlar surrounds to windows and doors.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central door; 1685 painted on door lintel; National Trust for Scotland (NTS) plaque above. 2 windows to left of door; larger window to right; NTS plaque above. 1st floor window centred above door and above right window; 1st floor window to left. Sloping wall extends southwards from right quoin.

W ELEVATION: door to left (former window); 1st floor window to right. Window in attic to right.

N ELEVATION: 1st floor window to far right. Ground and 1st floor window to far left. West Green, The House attached at centre.

E ELEVATION: window in attic to left.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Timber panelled door to S; glazed door to W. Pitched roof; clay pantiles. Corniced gable end stacks.

INTERIOR: interior modernised, 1970's. Delft tiles remain in fireplace to 1st floor W room.

Statement of Interest

Formerly listed as Mrs J Leitch. Later 20th century developments include the removal of a front porch; the creation of the 3rd storey from the attic and the insertion of a door and attic window in the W elevation. This is quite a substantial house built closely to what was once a busy harbour. Said to have been a merchant's house, the incoming boats could have been viewed from the windows. For brief history of Culross Burgh see Culross, The Cross, The Study.

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