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Culross, Newgate and Cat's Close Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Culross, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0572 / 56°3'25"N

Longitude: -3.6266 / 3°37'35"W

OS Eastings: 298805

OS Northings: 686120

OS Grid: NS988861

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.Q77M

Mapcode Global: WH5QW.80BT

Entry Name: Culross, Newgate and Cat's Close Walls

Listing Date: 12 January 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 359910

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB24059

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Culross

County: Fife

Town: Culross

Electoral Ward: West Fife and Coastal Villages

Traditional County: Fife

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Tall, roughly squared rubble walls line Newgate; averaging 8 feet tall with replacement coping stones. Doorways to E; moulded architrave (currently in disrepair, 2001) to NE; doorway and wall to Rose Cottage garden to SE. Doorways to SW; wall joins Newgate House garden wall. Narrow lane to NW (Cat's Close), walls have been heightened to approximately 10 feet tall.

Statement of Interest

Formerly listed as Walls Bounding Newgate and Lane Connecting it to Kirk Street. The Newgate was the original entrance to the abbey and is clearly depicted by Slezer, leading to the Abbey Church. It now curves to the W and joins Kirk Street.

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