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3 Balfour Place, St Andrews

A Category C Listed Building in St Andrews, Fife

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Latitude: 56.3369 / 56°20'12"N

Longitude: -2.7839 / 2°47'2"W

OS Eastings: 351631

OS Northings: 716334

OS Grid: NO516163

Mapcode National: GBR 2R.4QJ4

Mapcode Global: WH7S0.6ZKF

Plus Code: 9C8V86P8+QC

Entry Name: 3 Balfour Place, St Andrews

Listing Name: 3 Balfour Place

Listing Date: 8 June 1978

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 386846

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB40830

Building Class: Cultural

Location: St Andrews

County: Fife

Town: St Andrews

Electoral Ward: St Andrews

Traditional County: Fife

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Later to late 18th century, renovated 1948 by Gillespie & Scott. Single storey and attic East Neuk style house with single storey cottage to left (now incorporated into house). Harl, pantiles, gabled dormers breaking eaves, half-hipped roof.

WEST (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: off-centre 2-leaf timber door with plain stone surround. 3 gabled dormers breaking eaves. Later alterations and additions to far right.

EAST ELEVATION: pair of bipartite gabled dormers breaking eaves to outer bays of attic floor. Later lean-to conservatory addition to left.

Timber windows, predominantly 12-pane traditional sliding sash and case with horns. Wallhead stack to N gable, stack to E elevation.

INTERIOR: renovated 1948 with good quality materials. Timber panelled doors, timber staircase with some reclaimed timber uprights and wrought iron. Simple moulded stone chimneypieces to principal rooms.

Statement of Interest

Situated opposite the medieval town wall, 3 Balfour Place is a traditional house in the East Neuk style which contributes positively to the streetscape. It may have had a connection with the nearby timberyard and sawmill with associated workers housing at Nos 4-8 Balfour Place (see separate listing) which was converted to housing along with No 3 as part of a wider scheme by Gillespie & Scott to renovate this then dilapidated area. 3 Balfour Place has further interest as an early example of renovation of a historic building in St Andrews.

A photograph taken in 1946 shows the building unharled and with a fully hipped roof at the South gable with a tall wallhead stack (there is now a half-hipped gable). A large ridge stack is also shown.

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