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Latitude: 56.2169 / 56°13'1"N
Longitude: -3.1165 / 3°6'59"W
OS Eastings: 330856
OS Northings: 703268
OS Grid: NO308032
Mapcode National: GBR 2C.D7SP
Mapcode Global: WH6R9.3Z7X
Entry Name: Star, Broomfield Cottage with Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 1 February 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394362
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46975
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch
Traditional County: Fife
Earlier to mid (pre 1854) 19th century, altered to rear. Single storey, 3-bay traditional cottage. Squared and coursed dark whinstone rubble with contrasting droved quoins; roughly coursed rubble to sides and rear. Eaves course.
S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Deep-set timber door with plate glass letterbox fanlight at centre, windows in flanking bays.
E ELEVATION: window off-centre right.
N ELEVATION: harled extension at centre with window to left.
12-pane glazing pattern (that to E lying-pane) in timber sash and case windows. Clay pantiles. Coped ashlar stacks with thackstanes and cans; ashlar-coped skews with scroll skewputts.
BOUNDARY WALL: semicircular-coped rubble boundary walls.
Property of Balbirnie Estate. Cunningham says that in 1836 Star boasted a population of 232, and was a "long straggling hamlet of little houses with red tiles", also that the handloom was already out-of-date resulting in a return to agricultural employment. Broomfield Cottage is a good example of traditional architecture in Star, much of which has been unsympathetically altered or eradicated. The scrolled skewputts are either re-used from an earlier structure or pay homage to traditional pre 1800 design.
Due to confusion over boundaries this was removed from Kennoway Parish and into Markinch Parish in March 2000. Now reinstated in Kennoway Parish August 2000.
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