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Sheardrum Farmhouse and Steading

A Category B Listed Building in Saline, Fife

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Latitude: 56.1321 / 56°7'55"N

Longitude: -3.5547 / 3°33'16"W

OS Eastings: 303470

OS Northings: 694356

OS Grid: NT034943

Mapcode National: GBR 1T.KRCB

Mapcode Global: WH5QJ.C4KC

Entry Name: Sheardrum Farmhouse and Steading

Listing Date: 27 November 1996

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 390501

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43865

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Saline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: West Fife and Coastal Villages

Parish: Saline

Traditional County: Fife

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Early 19th century, 2-storey, 3-bay farmhouse with L-plan and rectangular- plan steading ranges to rear incorporating earlier fabric and with later work.

FARMHOUSE: Sandstone, squared, coursed and droved to front, rubble to rear with ashlar dressings, base course and eaves course to front. Door in bay off- centre right (modern door) with 2 steps, window above and in bays flanking. Rear elevation with harled lean-to to left, stepped wallhead stack to centre and irregular windows to right of centre to each floor. Opening in W return gable at ground. Modern glazing. Graded grey slates. Ashlar skews and gablehead stacks with cans.

STEADING: Rubble sandstone with ashlar margins, red pantiles. L-Plan range adjoined to house at W corner and running N. Taller 2-storey 3-bay stable/hayloft building adjoined to house at rear, with loft door breaking eaves in piend-roofed dormerhead and with timber stair, small window below flanking door, further door to right and 2 small square windows under eaves. Range continuing single storey to N with cart openings to courtyard and exterior elevations.

N range with piend-roofed workshop building abutting to courtyard in re-entrant angle, cart and machinery doors and windows. E range 2-storey mill, cartshed and barn, with single storey end closing to N; 2 segmental cart arches to courtyard and swept dormer to loft widow above, 2 doors and irregular windows; near blank to rear with cast-iron undershot wheel in place (paddles missing), with lade running parallel to range, course diverted to wheel.

INTERIORS: not seen (1996).

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