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Banchory Including Walled Garden, Boundary Walls and Gates

A Category C Listed Building in Kinghorn, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.082 / 56°4'55"N

Longitude: -3.1899 / 3°11'23"W

OS Eastings: 326042

OS Northings: 688323

OS Grid: NT260883

Mapcode National: GBR 28.NWV1

Mapcode Global: WH6S0.ZD5B

Entry Name: Banchory Including Walled Garden, Boundary Walls and Gates

Listing Date: 9 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394241

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46865

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kinghorn

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Parish: Kinghorn

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Earlier to mid 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay, L-plan, piend-and-platform-roofed farmhouse with single storey wing to rear. Harled with droved ashlar margins and quoin strips. Cavetto eaves cornice. Stone mullions and chamfered arrises.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: centre bay at ground with flat-roofed, corniced and pilastered ashlar porch, panelled timber door and 2-part fanlight, bipartite window in bay to right of centre and canted tripartite with corniced blocking course in projecting bay to left. Regular fenestration to 1st floor.

NE ELEVATION: later French window in bay to right of centre at ground, and 2 windows to 1st floor.

SW ELEVATION: modern conservatory to ground and 3 irregular windows at 1st floor. Single storey wing with 2 windows slightly set-back to outer left.

NW ELEVATION: variety of elements including piended single storey bay off-centre left, and further single storey wing projecting to right. Stair window to centre above.

12-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows; some varied glazing patterns to single storey wing. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with full complement of polygonal cans.

INTERIOR: plain cornices and staircase with cast-iron balusters.

WALLED GARDEN: coped rubble walls to rectangular-plan walled garden at NW.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATES: semicircular-coped rubble boundary walls with decorative ironwork gates.

Statement of Interest

The original Banchory farmhouse is situated at nearby Banchory Farm. This house was built by the Philp Trust, an educational trust set up by Robert Philp of Edenshead (died 1828), owner of the West Mill in Kirkcaldy. Nearby Drinkbetween and Craigencalt Farmhouse also belonged to the Philp Trust.

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