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Boundary Walls, Bridgend Steading, Cupar Road, Ceres

A Category B Listed Building in Cupar, Fife

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Latitude: 56.2952 / 56°17'42"N

Longitude: -2.9777 / 2°58'39"W

OS Eastings: 339586

OS Northings: 711847

OS Grid: NO395118

Mapcode National: GBR 2J.78ZH

Mapcode Global: WH7S9.719C

Plus Code: 9C8V72WC+3W

Entry Name: Boundary Walls, Bridgend Steading, Cupar Road, Ceres

Listing Name: Ceres, Cupar Road, Bridgend Steading Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 26 January 2005

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397912

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50054

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200397912

Location: Cupar

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Cupar

Parish: Cupar

Traditional County: Fife

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Early to earlier 19th century. L-plan greenfield Improvement steading with hayloft and cart arches with further detached single bay building. Sandstone rubble, pantiles.

L-Plan Steading:

E (STREET) ELEVATION: formerly 3 cart arches to ground floor with simple hayloft openings above. Cart arches to right with segmental heads, timber 2-leaf doors, arch to left now with concrete infill to form bus stop shelter.

COURTYARD ELEVATION: wing to left with hayloft openings. Projecting wing to right with some openings blocked, further attached lower projecting wing with blank end elevation with truncated gable stack.

Detached building:

E ELEVATION: low single storey building immediately to the SW with central timber door. Small single high opening to rear. Steeply pitched roof. Truncated gable stacks to N and S.

BOUNDARY WALLS: to N and S, rubble coped sandstone wall.

Statement of Interest

A good and remarkably intact example of the Fife vernacular tradition with its use of sandstone and pantile materials. The steading now forms an important and distinctive part of the streetscape in Ceres into which it is incorporated to the degree of providing a bus shelter.

The buildings appear on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map and were then, as now, bounded by the Cupar Road on the right and a stream to the left. The survival of agricultural buildings situated within settlements is now unusual.

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