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St Serf's, Low Causeway, Culross

A Category B Listed Building in Culross, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0562 / 56°3'22"N

Longitude: -3.6248 / 3°37'29"W

OS Eastings: 298914

OS Northings: 686007

OS Grid: NS989860

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.QFLY

Mapcode Global: WH5QW.915K

Plus Code: 9C8R394G+F3

Entry Name: St Serf's, Low Causeway, Culross

Listing Name: Culross, Low Causeway, St Serf's Including Garden Wall

Listing Date: 19 July 1973

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 359875

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB24027

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200359875

Location: Culross

County: Fife

Town: Culross

Electoral Ward: West Fife and Coastal Villages

Traditional County: Fife

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18th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay house. Stugged coursed stone. Painted ashlar margins; eaves course; quoins and base course.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: off-centre door; pilastered doorpiece; footscrape to right. Window to left of door; window to far right. 3 1st floor windows at eaves.

W ELEVATION: attached to Whitbank. Rear extension; ground floor window to left; pend to right leads into store rooms; 1st floor window to right.

N ELEVATION: central door; ground floor window to right; 1st floor window above door. 2-storey, flat-roofed extension to left; 2 windows at ground and 1st floor.

E ELEVATION: partially seen; 1st floor window to left; attic window to left.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Replacement glazed door to front; traditional 2-leaf rear door, timber with 2 glazed panes. Pitched roof; interlocking replacement tiles. Raised skews; corniced gable end stacks; polygonal and circular cans. NE stack to rear extension.

INTERIOR: modernised interior. Some timber panelled window splays remain and blown glass. Alcove in rear sitting room wall (1st floor E room).


Rubble sandstone wall to N and E.

Statement of Interest

Earlier stonework to the lower section of the front elevation. This house is named after St Serf who, according to legend, lived in a hermitage on the site of the monastery and educated St Mungo/Kentigern who is said to have been born in Culross (commemorated by St Mungo's Chapel). The Abbey Church is dedicated to St Mary and St Serf. For brief history of Culross Burgh see Culross, The Cross, The Study.

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