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Blackhall Farmhouse, Dunfermline

A Category B Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0437 / 56°2'37"N

Longitude: -3.4517 / 3°27'6"W

OS Eastings: 309661

OS Northings: 684378

OS Grid: NT096843

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.RBHK

Mapcode Global: WH5QY.YCH4

Plus Code: 9C8R2GVX+F8

Entry Name: Blackhall Farmhouse, Dunfermline

Listing Name: Off Grange Road to West, Blackhall Farmhouse

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 362527

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26052

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Early 19th century with additions and alterations. 2-storey; rectangular-plan farmhouse with lower height wing attached to E; single and 2-storey flat-roofed additions and single storey service wing to N. Original main block of plain classical design with symmetrical principal (S) elevation with large (probably slightly later) flat-roofed entrance porch to centre. Harled with painted sandstone ashlar dressings. All openings to original block, E wing and service wing architraved; vertical margins at arrises to service wing.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: steps up to central entrance to flat-roofed porch fronted in droved ashlar with band course at apex; panelled timber door with 3-light rectangular fanlight; window to right return. Window set back to either side to each floor and one above. Lower height wing adjoins to right; large window to left of centre.

N ELEVATION: stair window set back to centre of original main block. Later 20th century single storey flat-roofed addition set forward below (with window). Single storey service wing with single pitch roof adjoins at right angles to right; entrance and window to left return. Earlier 20th century 2-storey flat-roofed extension set forward to left of stair window. Architraved entrance with panelled timber door; window to left; 2 windows to 1st floor. Later 20th century garage adjoins set forward to outer left (obscuring E wing).

E ELEVATION: window to each of lower and upper levels of E wing. Later 20th century window adjoins to right.

W ELEVATION: window to left of 1st floor to original main block. Blocked opening below. Inserted entrance combined with window to single-storey service wing adjoining to left; window to outer left.

Mainly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roofs; those to original main block and E wing piended. Coped slightly stepped finely coursed sandstone wallhead stacks to either side (E and W) of main block; harled coped shouldered wallhead stack to earlier 20th century 2-storey extension to N; round cans.

INTERIOR: substantially modernised (including plan) and retaining few early/original features.

Statement of Interest

A well built farmhouse with a distinguished principal elevation. It was built on the estate of the Earl of Elgin. The remaining farm buildings are not included in the listing. A building has existed here since at least 1775, when it appears on John Ainslie's map.

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