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Culross, Sandhaven, Myrtle Bank

A Category B Listed Building in Culross, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0555 / 56°3'19"N

Longitude: -3.6301 / 3°37'48"W

OS Eastings: 298578

OS Northings: 685936

OS Grid: NS985859

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.QDFQ

Mapcode Global: WH5QW.62M3

Entry Name: Culross, Sandhaven, Myrtle Bank

Listing Date: 19 July 1973

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 359837

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB23993

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Culross

County: Fife

Town: Culross

Electoral Ward: West Fife and Coastal Villages

Traditional County: Fife

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Late 18th-early 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay house. Exposed coursed rubble. Blocked ashlar surrounds to windows and door.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical elevation. Central door; flanking windows. 3 1st floor windows.

W ELEVATION: 3 ground floor windows. 2 larger 1st floor windows. Architraves of narrower, former windows below. 2 small square attic windows.

N ELEVATION: partially seen; ground floor door to left; 2 1st floor windows.

E ELEVATION: ground floor window (former door) to left; 1st floor window to left; small square attic window above. Mint Lea attached to right.

12-pane timber sash and case windows with horns. Openings altered to W elevation. Pitched roof; kneelered gable; rounded skewputts. Corniced gable apex stacks. Replacement Roman tiles.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2001.

Statement of Interest

The 1860 map shows a building attached to the W elevation. The road which runs behind the Town-House and in front of Myrtle Bank is probably the route of one of the original roads of medieval Culross as the Firth of Forth came up to the Sandhaven area prior to reclamation in the late 19th century. For brief history of Culross Burgh see Culross, The Cross, The Study.

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