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6 Pilmour Links, St Andrews

A Category C Listed Building in St Andrews, Fife

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Latitude: 56.3424 / 56°20'32"N

Longitude: -2.8031 / 2°48'11"W

OS Eastings: 350450

OS Northings: 716957

OS Grid: NO504169

Mapcode National: GBR 2R.466H

Mapcode Global: WH7RZ.XVB7

Plus Code: 9C8V85RW+WP

Entry Name: 6 Pilmour Links, St Andrews

Listing Name: 6 Pilmour Links with Boundary Walls, Gate and Railings

Listing Date: 23 June 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393506

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46271

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200393506

Location: St Andrews

County: Fife

Town: St Andrews

Electoral Ward: St Andrews

Traditional County: Fife

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Rebuilt 1884-85, originally single storey and attic, raised to two full storeys with flat roof (possibly in 1925); attic floor added in 1999-2001; rear wing demolished 2000-2002. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay house in irregular terrace. Stugged, squared rubble with ashlar margins; rear elevation plain render. Base and band courses. Blocking course and parapet pierced as pseudo balustrade.

S ELEVATION: symmetrical. Panelled timber door and plate glass fanlight to centre bay, bipartite windows in flanking bays have chamfered arrises and block pediments with incised ornament; plain bipartite windows to outer bays at 1st floor; two piended dormers within the parapet.

Plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates.Coped ashlar stacks and ashlar-coped skews; cast-iron downpipes and decorative rainwater hoppers.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATE AND RAILINGS: low, saddleback-coped, squared rubble boundary walls with inset railings and iron gate.

Statement of Interest

Part of a B Group comprising Forgan House in The Links and Pilmour Links, the Rusack's Hotel in Pilmour Links, 2-4 Golf Place with 1 Pilmour Links, 12-24 Golf Place (Even Nos), 3, 6, 7, 16-18A, and 19 Pilmour Links and 7-8, 12, 13, 15-16, 18 The Links.

The site was feued in 1823. By 1839 it was owned by the clubmaker Hugh Philp who built a workshop a the north end of the feu, fronting The Links. In 1861, 6 Pilmour Links, together with the workshops, was bought by Richard Bartholomew Child on Henley-on-Thames for his son-in-law the clubmaker George Daniel Brown. Tom Morris (1821-1908) championship golfer, club and ballmaker bought it in 1866.

Tom Morris's son, Young Tom (b. 1851), also a championship golfer, died at 6 Pilmour Links on Christmas Day 1876. Old Tom, a widower from 1876, rebuilt the workshop at the north end of the feu to provide a house over the workshops for himself and his two surviving sons. James Ogilvie Fairlie (b. 1856) and John (b. 1859) in 1882-3. (See listed building entry for Tom Morris House, 7, 8 The Links [LB46273].) No 6 Pilmour Links was then taken over by his son-in-law James Hunter (1848-1896), a timber merchant from Prestwick with a business first at Darien, Georgia, and then Mobile, Alabama. At some point thereafter, probably 1908-09, the feu was divided with the garden at 6 Pilmour Links and mutual with No. 5 is a large wall, eleven feet in diameter now covered over.

The house was ultimately inherited by Hunter's daughter Jamesina whose husband the engineer, Thomas George Morrow, reconstructed it around 1925.

Listed building record revised in 2020.

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