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Culross, Low Causeway, Eley House Including Garden Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Culross, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0555 / 56°3'19"N

Longitude: -3.6268 / 3°37'36"W

OS Eastings: 298787

OS Northings: 685931

OS Grid: NS987859

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.QF61

Mapcode Global: WH5QW.8263

Entry Name: Culross, Low Causeway, Eley House Including Garden Wall

Listing Date: 12 January 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 359868

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB24020

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Culross

County: Fife

Town: Culross

Electoral Ward: West Fife and Coastal Villages

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

From 1624; later alterations. 2-storey, 3-bay house; single storey wing to W; rear lean-to; modern (late 20th century) rear porch. Harled elevations.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical elevation; central door; flanking windows. 3 1st floor windows centred above, at eaves. 2 windows to left wing.

W ELEVATION: house gable; 1st floor window to left. 2 windows to porch to left; plain gable to W wing.

N ELEVATION: Lean-to to right; window to left. Lean-to to left advanced further; window to right. Replacement windows. Modern porch to right; door.

E ELEVATION: 1st floor only seen; plain gable wall.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Replacement timber and glazed doors. Pitched roof; replacement clay pantiles. Rear roof extends over later additions. Crowstepped gables to original house; gabled apex stacks.

INTERIOR: modernised late 20th century.

GARDEN WALL

Low rubble wall to front, E & W; curved at corners. Droved face to ashlar coping stones; central timber gate.

Statement of Interest

Very thick outer walls. Although gutted; the exterior retains its original appearance and character. Eley House has crowstepped gables and pitched pantiled roof and a 2-storey, 3-bay arrangement, features which are typical of many of Culross' small burgh houses. Eley House date information from deeds, courtesy of the owner. For brief history of Culross Burgh see Culross, The Cross, The Study.

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