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View from W showing WNW and SSW fronts

SC 794322

Description View from W showing WNW and SSW fronts

Date 1979

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 794322

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Gyles House, The Gyles, Pittenweem, Fife, from south-west This view from the south-west, taken in 1979, shows Gyles House in the middle, with part of The Gyles to the left, and a fisherman's gear store to the left. On the right is part of the east pier, extended in 1641, and on the left the quay wall of the east basin, with a slipway used for hauling boats out of the water. This house, and the houses to the north-west known as The Gyles were converted into modern housing in 1962, to designs by Wheeler & Sproson, under The National Trust for Scotland's 'Little Houses' scheme. It was the existence of houses like these that triggered off the idea of 'listing' historic buildings. This building is one of a number round the harbour which clearly indicate the prosperity of the place from the 17th to the early 19th century. It is at the north end of the east pier, and was apparently built for a sea captain in 1626, at a time when the town's harbour was immediately in front of it. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference CTH172

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/794322

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