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View from WNW showing WNW front

SC 794324

Description View from WNW showing WNW front

Date 1979

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 794324

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Gyles House, The Gyles, Pittenweem, Fife, from west-south-west This view from the west-south-west, taken in 1979, shows Gyles House with, on the right, a fisherman's gear store. The quay wall in the foreground is the inner side of the east basin, the oldest part of Pittenweem Harbour. On the quay are seine nets and the steel 'otter boards' used to keep the mouth of the net open when fishing. 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 CTH173

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/794324

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