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Chamberlayne's House, Low Causeway, Culross

A Category B Listed Building in Culross, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0552 / 56°3'18"N

Longitude: -3.6296 / 3°37'46"W

OS Eastings: 298609

OS Northings: 685904

OS Grid: NS986859

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.QDK3

Mapcode Global: WH5QW.62VB

Plus Code: 9C8R394C+35

Entry Name: Chamberlayne's House, Low Causeway, Culross

Listing Name: Culross, Low Causeway, Chamberlayne's House Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 19 July 1973

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 359845

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB23999

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200359845

Location: Culross

County: Fife

Town: Culross

Electoral Ward: West Fife and Coastal Villages

Traditional County: Fife

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Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay house. Ashlar to front; snecked stone to rear. Droved detail to some margins, quoins and coping. Ashlar margins and quoins. Ashlar base and corniced eaves course to front. 20th century oriel windows to front elevation.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical elevation. Central door; 3-pane fanlight; raggles of former pitched porch. Flanking bipartite windows. 1st floor window centred above door; flanking corbelled, canted oriel bay windows. Single storey garage extension to right.

NW ELEVATION: gable to right; blocked door to right; 1st floor window to right. Rear section to left; 3 ground and 3 1st floor windows.

NE ELEVATION: partially seen; ground floor window to right. 2 1st floor windows.

SE ELEVATION: partially seen, 2001; rear wing.

Decorative glazing to timber sash and case windows; 4-panes to upper sash; single pane to lower sash; horns. Some bull's eye glass. 2-leaf timber panelled door. Pitched slate roofs; piended dormers. Raised ashlar skews; scroll skewputts. Corniced gable stacks; shouldered cornice wallhead stack to NW; polygonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2001.


Small rubble wall to front; coping stone; swept to central gate; metal railings to top. Rear rubble wall to Back Causeway; timber boarded door. Spur stone to SW of front garden wall.

Statement of Interest

A late 1800's photograph in the NMRS, shows the house before the oriel windows were inserted. Although unlike the other little houses of the burgh, Chamberlayne's House does have the 2-storey, 3-bay facade and a 2-leaf door common to many Culross houses.

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