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Letham Glen, Entrance Gate and Gates

A Category C Listed Building in Leven, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2035 / 56°12'12"N

Longitude: -2.9971 / 2°59'49"W

OS Eastings: 338237

OS Northings: 701656

OS Grid: NO382016

Mapcode National: GBR 2H.F4MG

Mapcode Global: WH7SN.XBZP

Entry Name: Letham Glen, Entrance Gate and Gates

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393833

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46504

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Leven

County: Fife

Town: Leven

Electoral Ward: Leven, Kennoway and Largo

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Dated 1925. Triumphal vehicular entrance arch to Letham Glen, and gatepiers. Channelled ashlar.

TRIUMPHAL ARCH: keystoned, moulded arch and cornice giving way to deep frieze inscribed '19' 'LETHAM GLEN' '25'. 2-leaf decorative metalwork gates.

E GATEPIERS: square section gatepiers with deep cornice and flat coping. 2-leaf decorative metalwork gates.

Statement of Interest

Letham Glen, formerly Spinkie Den, was formerly part of the Durie Estate. In 1920, out-of-work miners built an open-air swimming pool here, and in 1925 The Glen was gifted to the people of Leven and Scoonie by Mr Letham. In 1946 there was (still) a fresh water swimming pool, putting greens and a "platform with railings .... Leven's open-air theatre". At the time of listing (1999) the Glen houses a small animal park with round rubble dovecot, low rubble-walled enclosures and bridges.

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