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Culross, Balgownie House, Boundary Walls and Gate Piers

A Category B Listed Building in Culross, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0552 / 56°3'18"N

Longitude: -3.6326 / 3°37'57"W

OS Eastings: 298425

OS Northings: 685906

OS Grid: NS984859

Mapcode National: GBR 1Q.QKVZ

Mapcode Global: WH5QW.52GB

Entry Name: Culross, Balgownie House, Boundary Walls and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 19 July 1973

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 359918

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB24063

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Culross

County: Fife

Town: Culross

Electoral Ward: West Fife and Coastal Villages

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Tall rubble sandstone wall encloses Balgownie House garden to S and E; swept at NE. Harling remains in places; ashlar coping stones. Square-plan, corniced, ashlar entrance gatepiers to E. Truncated pyramidal coping stone. Remains of light fitting to S gatepost. Metal gates; timber pedestrian door to S. Wall continues along S bordering roadside. Pair of chamfered, square-plan gatepiers to W; pyramidal coping stone; replacement timber gates. Wall continues northwards along Slate Loan. Cobbled area by W gates.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with Balgownie House, Boathouse and Garden, Building. Balgownie House is said to have been built from the stones of an earlier Balgownie, which was situated to the NW of the present building, by Balgownie Mains. It is probable that the rear of Balgownie House is an earlier house which was extended with a 6-bay elevation in circa 1840. For historical note, an hospital, founded in 1639 by George Bruce of Carnock for the maintenance of women, was sited to the SW of Balgownie House, within the boundary walls and was removed circa 1765.

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