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165 High Street, Newburgh

A Category B Listed Building in Newburgh, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3505 / 56°21'1"N

Longitude: -3.2433 / 3°14'35"W

OS Eastings: 323259

OS Northings: 718270

OS Grid: NO232182

Mapcode National: GBR 26.3WWL

Mapcode Global: WH6QN.4MTZ

Plus Code: 9C8R9Q24+6M

Entry Name: 165 High Street, Newburgh

Listing Name: 165-173 High Street

Listing Date: 27 June 1973

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397736

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38530

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Newburgh

County: Fife

Town: Newburgh

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

18th century. Two-storey block, irregular fenestration (six-window at first floor) harled with margins and thatched roof. Later pend access to back.

Statement of Interest

It is among a relatively small number of traditional buildings with a surviving thatched roof found across Scotland. A Survey of Thatched Buildings in Scotland, published in 2016 by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), found there were only around 200 buildings of this type remaining, most of which are found in small rural communities. Thatched buildings are often traditionally built, showing distinctive local and regional building methods and materials. Those that survive are important in helping us understand these traditional skills and an earlier way of life.

Listed building record revised in 2021 as part of the Thatched Buildings Listing Review.

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