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Balgonie Cottage

A Category C Listed Building in Markinch, Fife

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Latitude: 56.191 / 56°11'27"N

Longitude: -3.1222 / 3°7'19"W

OS Eastings: 330455

OS Northings: 700387

OS Grid: NO304003

Mapcode National: GBR 2C.FSLY

Mapcode Global: WH6RH.0NJ8

Plus Code: 9C8R5VRH+C4

Entry Name: Balgonie Cottage

Listing Name: Coaltown of Balgonie, Balgonie Cottage with Outbuilding

Listing Date: 1 March 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 389292

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42978

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200389292

Location: Markinch

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Glenrothes Central and Thornton

Parish: Markinch

Traditional County: Fife

Tagged with: Cottage

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Early to earlier 19th century, minor alterations. 2 storey with attic, 3 bay house. Ashlar front, squared and coursed rubble sides, squared and snecked rubble rear, raised ashlar quoins. Deep base course and eaves cornice.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: symmetrical. 3 steps up to part glazed modern timber door at centre in corniced deep cavetto surround with modern slated canopy, altered windows in flanking bays; regular fenestration at 1st floor and slate blinded dormer windows over outer bays.

S ELEVATION: small, modern flat roofed porch at centre, window in bay to right and part blocked window to left; stair window at centre and windows to outer bays at 1st floor.

E ELEVATION: blank with blinded window at centre ground.

W ELEVATION: centre window to both floors.

4 pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows except 1st floor N, ground floor left, 1st floor right and porch to S all with modern top opening windows. Grey slates. Broad, tall coped ashlar stacks with some cans, ashlar coped skews.

OUTBUILDINGS: single storey, pantiled, rubble outbuilding with 2 timber doors and further opening to N and blocked window to E.

Statement of Interest

Also known as Westgate Farmhouse. Steading listed separately.

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