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North Queensferry, 4 Ferryhills Road, Carlingnose Farmhouse

A Category C Listed Building in Inverkeithing, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0117 / 56°0'42"N

Longitude: -3.3935 / 3°23'36"W

OS Eastings: 313214

OS Northings: 680738

OS Grid: NT132807

Mapcode National: GBR 20.TCKW

Mapcode Global: WH6S9.V576

Entry Name: North Queensferry, 4 Ferryhills Road, Carlingnose Farmhouse

Listing Date: 27 March 2003

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396746

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49173

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverkeithing

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Parish: Inverkeithing

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Late 18th century, with 19th century additions. 2-storey rectangular-plan farmhouse; 1 1/2 -storey section adjoining to W; single storey flat-roofed wing with rooftop balcony to E; 3-bay stables adjoining to NE converted to garages. Painted rubble; painted stone cills; droved painted ashlar rybats and quoins.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: wide lean-to rubble porch off-centre right, small window to right, door to right return. Window to left of porch; small window to right. Central 1st floor window. 1 1/2-storey section to W: door with pitched timber porch to far left; 4 unevenly spaced ground floor windows to right of door (blocked door between 2 windows to left). 3 evenly spaced 1st floor windows close to eaves. Single storey, 2-bay section to E: door to left; window to right. Modern rooftop balcony with cast-iron railings above. Piended 3-bay garage range adjoining to NE.

W ELEVATION: plain garage wall forming boundary to Ferryhills Road.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central modern conservatory; flanking windows. 3 1st floor windows centred above ground floor openings. 1 1/2-storey section to W: window off-centre right; 3 raised roof lights. Single storey, 2-bay section to E: central door; external cast-iron spiral staircase to right leading to 1st floor balcony.

E ELEVATION: plain wallhead.

Predominantly 4-pane modern non-traditional timber windows; 8-pane timber windows to ground floor of 1 1/2-storey section to W. Pitched roofs; grey slates; ashlar coped raised skews; painted coped ashlar gablehead stacks (W stack truncated).

INTERIOR: original flagstone floor to kitchen.

Statement of Interest

There were only three farms known to the North Queensferry and Ferryhills area, Carlingnose Farm being one (Ferry Barns and Cruickness were the others). This farmhouse and related buildings are the only remaining buildings of this type in the area. Geologist, Hugh Miller, one time editor of the Witness, came to stay at Carlingnose Farm in the late 19th century when conducting fieldwork (Cunningham).

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