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Culross, Low Causeway, Cunninghame House

A Category C Listed Building in Culross, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0553 / 56°3'19"N

Longitude: -3.6278 / 3°37'40"W

OS Eastings: 298722

OS Northings: 685909

OS Grid: NS987859

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.QDY4

Mapcode Global: WH5QW.72Q8

Entry Name: Culross, Low Causeway, Cunninghame House

Listing Date: 2 August 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396299

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48808

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Culross

County: Fife

Town: Culross

Electoral Ward: West Fife and Coastal Villages

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

1846. Rectangular-plan former Free Church. Porch to S. Tooled coursed stone; rubble to N; ashlar eaves course; quoins, window and door surrounds. Droved, chamfered window surrounds.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical elevation; central door; corniced, moulded doorpiece. Corniced bipartite window above; chamfered stone mullions; decorative surround to cill. Narrow ventilation slit above window. Tall flanking bipartite windows; chamfered stone mullion and upper transom. Decorative detail to lintel. Flanking pinnacles to wallhead. Bellcote to gable apex; corniced base; curvilinear top; bell.

S ELEVATION: 3 windows. Advanced porch to far left; central window. Door to right in right return.

W ELEVATION: tall central window. Narrow ventilation slit above. Advanced left quoin stone with carved cross inscription.

N ELEVATION: 4 regularly spaced windows.

9 lower panes, 6 upper panes to most windows. 20 lower, 8 upper panes to principal elevation windows. Pitched, slate roof. Raised skews; kneelered skewputts. Coped, chamfered gable apex stack to W. Pitched, slate porch roof; raised skews; kneelered skewputts; roll finial.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2001. Converted into 4 flats.

Statement of Interest

According to Cunningham in 'Romantic Culross', Mr Cunninghame of Balgownie inaugurated a scheme to build the church. The church was completed in 1846 and was fully sanctioned in 1871. It is depicted on the 1860 OS map. Although converted into flats, the exterior has been little altered. The adjacent Stephen Memorial Hall was built in 1883 and was used for Sunday school (listed separately). In 1873, St Kentigern's was bought for use as a manse (see separate list).

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