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Number 2 Cottage, Wemyss Castle

A Category C Listed Building in Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages, Fife

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Latitude: 56.1477 / 56°8'51"N

Longitude: -3.0824 / 3°4'56"W

OS Eastings: 332845

OS Northings: 695529

OS Grid: NT328955

Mapcode National: GBR 2D.JPFM

Mapcode Global: WH6RP.MQCY

Plus Code: 9C8R4WX9+32

Entry Name: Number 2 Cottage, Wemyss Castle

Listing Name: Wemyss Castle Policies, Nos 1, 2 and 3 Cottages Including Garden Wall

Listing Date: 17 March 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393165

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46051

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200393165

Location: Wemyss

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages

Parish: Wemyss

Traditional County: Fife

Tagged with: Cottage

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Alexander Tod, later 19th century. Single storey and attic traditional gabled cottages with decorative timber-pedimented porches and dormer windows.

NO 1: 3-bay, harled cottage.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: porch on rustic trunk-columns breaking eaves before boarded timber door and letterbox fanlight to centre bay, windows in flanking bays and timber-pedimented dormer windows over outer bays.

NOS 2 AND 3: pair of 5-bay, red sandstone cottages with contrasting ashlar dressings.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Window to centre with porches (as above) and part-glazed timber doors in flanking bays and further window to outer bays; 3 regularly disposed timber-pedimented dormer windows above.

8- and 10-pane lying-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks, No 1 with full complement of polygonal cans, some cans to Nos 2 and 3. Deeply overhanging eaves.

GARDEN WALL: high, flat-coped red brick garden wall with pointed-arch stone to base of rounded end (stack?) to SE.

Statement of Interest

Property of Wemyss Estate Trustees. Built to house retired estate workers, it was originally planned that the estate should have a number of such cottages with enclosing garden walls.

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