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View from WNW showing WNW front

SC 793602

Description View from WNW showing WNW front

Date 1979

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 793602

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Golf Hotel, No 4 High Street, Crail, Fife, from north-west This view from the north-west, taken in 1979, shows the Golf Hotel, an outstanding example of a mid-18th-century nepus-gabled building, probably built as an inn. Note the angling of the first two floors on the right, with the third floor corbelled out. This suggests that the building was originally in a confined location. The term 'nepus gable' refers to the central projection of the front wall, which contains flues from fireplaces on the front of the building, and also has windows which light the attic. Derived from the term 'nep house', this feature became fashionable in Scotland in about 1740. Crail is a very ancient settlement, a royal burgh from the 12th century, with a church partly dating from the same period. It was an important market town and seaport, and also a fishing port. In the 20th century it became a resort of the quieter kind, a status it still retains. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference CTH139

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/793602

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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