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A Scheduled Monument in Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0719 / 56°4'18"N

Longitude: -3.2679 / 3°16'4"W

OS Eastings: 321167

OS Northings: 687291

OS Grid: NT211872

Mapcode National: GBR 25.PHSG

Mapcode Global: WH6RZ.SN11

Entry Name: Dunearn,fort

Scheduled Date: 14 May 1964

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2471

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Burntisland

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Traditional County: Fife


William J Gray, architect (Coldingham), dated 1846. Asymmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay, Tudor-detailed former manse with gabled projection to front; 2-storey range behind; single storey with attic, L-plan former service quarters forming kitchen courtyard at rear. Coursed and tooled cream sandstone to front; squared and snecked, tooled cream sandstone rubble to sides and rear; sandstone ashlar dressings. Raised base course; stugged quoins; stugged long and short surrounds to chamfered openings; painted, chamfered mullions and transoms; chamfered cills. Single storey with attic, 4-bay, rectangular-plan former stable and coach house to NW.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: step to timber panelled door centred at ground; border-glazed fanlight; chamfered surround; stepped hoodmould; bipartite window aligned at 1st floor. Tripartite window at ground in bay to outer left; bipartite window aligned at 1st floor with ball-finialled gablehead surmounting eaves. Full-height gabled wing advanced to outer right with tripartite window at ground; bipartite window at 1st floor (stepped hoodmoulds to both); shield dated '1846' centred in ball-finialled gablehead.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: full-height, ball-finialled gabled bay recessed to outer left. 2-storey, piended projection in subsequent bay to right with bipartite windows at both floors. Single storey with attic former service quarters recessed to outer right with bipartite window at ground off-set to left of centre; gabled bipartite window breaking eaves above.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: single storey with attic range projecting to left with bipartite window at ground in bay to outer left; modern garage door to right. M-gabled house set behind with large stair window at centre.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind elevation to full-height gabled bay projecting to outer right. 2-storey bay recessed to left with 2-leaf, glazed door at ground; 2-pane fanlight; bipartite window aligned at 1st floor. Kitchen courtyard wall adjoined to outer left obscuring former service quarters behind.

4-, 5- and 6-pane glazing narrow timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; gablet-coped skews; bracketed skewputts. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Corniced sandstone apex stack to SW; octagonal can; brick-built wallhead stack at rear; circular cans; coped sandstone ridge stack to service block; cans missing.

GARDEN WALLS: tall, heavily-pointed, coped rubble walls enclosing garden to SW; tooled cream sandstone rubble dressings.

BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble walls partially enclosing site. Square-plan, coursed sandstone gatepiers flanking main entrance; pyramidal caps; timber vehicular gate.

FORMER STABLE AND COACH HOUSE: harl-pointed rubble; cream sandstone dressings. Tooled quoins; tooled long and short surrounds to opening; projecting cills. SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-bay stable to right with boarded timber stable door centred at ground; gabled dormer breaking eaves above; surmounting wind vane; single windows flanking at ground. Former coach house to left with 2-leaf boarded timber cart doors. Roofless, lean-to addition recessed to outer right. Part-boarded windows. Grey slate roof; stone-coped skews; iron rainwater goods. INTERIOR: boarded timber stalls in place; hayracks; iron columns; open timber ceiling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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