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North Queensferry, The Brae

Cottage (18th Century)

Site Name North Queensferry, The Brae

Classification Cottage (18th Century)

Canmore ID 107916

Site Number NT18SW 189

NGR NT 13135 80561

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Fife
  • Parish Inverkeithing
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Dunfermline
  • Former County Fife

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Photographic Survey (September 1960)

Photographic survey by the Scottish National Buildings Record in September 1960.

Publication Account (1999)

On The Brae, stand two cottages, one dated 1764, with the initials 'HM' on the door lintel. Now forming one dwelling called The Brae figure 9, both are harled, the more northerly one being pantiled and the southerly slated. Both of the cottages have forestairs, providing access to the dwelling at the upper level. The lower portions of the cottages would have served as storage space for fishing tackle or for housing animals. They may, however, have originally been single-storeyed. This seems to be confirmed by a date 1791 at first-floor level and by the interior beams.

Information from ‘Historic North Queensferry and the Peninsula: The Archaeological Implications of Development’ (1999).

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