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Pittencrieff Park, Summerhouse to North of Tower Bridge

A Category C Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0699 / 56°4'11"N

Longitude: -3.4681 / 3°28'5"W

OS Eastings: 308704

OS Northings: 687314

OS Grid: NT087873

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PDV9

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.PPRL

Entry Name: Pittencrieff Park, Summerhouse to North of Tower Bridge

Listing Date: 10 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394324

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46940

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

1906. Octagonal-plan open-sided rustic Chinese summerhouse. Rubble base built into sloping land; upright timber poles, braced at apex and with branch-like double handrail, support octagonal conical roof, splayed at base. Original thatched roof replaced with asphalt.

Statement of Interest

Pittencrieff House and its grounds were bought by the millionaire Andrew Carnegie in 1902. The grounds were opened as a public park the following year. The summerhouse was constructed as one of the landscape features of the public park and located in what was designed as a Japanese garden. The park is included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. See separate list descriptions for other park buildings.

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