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Raith Estate, Lambswell

A Category B Listed Building in Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1157 / 56°6'56"N

Longitude: -3.2317 / 3°13'54"W

OS Eastings: 323508

OS Northings: 692126

OS Grid: NT235921

Mapcode National: GBR 26.LRWZ

Mapcode Global: WH6RT.BJBY

Entry Name: Raith Estate, Lambswell

Listing Date: 26 March 1998

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392356

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45461

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy and Dysart

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Parish: Kirkcaldy And Dysart

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Early to earlier 19th century. 2-stage rubble folly (adjoining gable end of derelict farmhouse) with ashlar dividing course and projecting rubble margins. Pointed-arch openings.

E ELEVATION: 1st stage with large pointed-arch niche at ground. 2nd stage with pointed-arch window below quatrefoil opening, 3 small square nesting boxes to left and 'open' crowsteps to left pitch.

Farmhouse with small windows at each floor to centre of N elevation.

Statement of Interest

Built as a folly to be viewed from Raith House to the E. An almost identical structure, known as 'Balwearie Tower' (listed separately), is situated to the S of Raith House.

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