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Balcaskie House

Country House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Balcaskie House

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 34206

Site Number NO50SW 2

NGR NO 52469 03579

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Carnbee
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO50SW 2.00 52469 03579

(NO 5248 0357) Balcaskie House (NAT)

OS 6" map (1938)

NO50SW 2.01 NO 5248 0354 Sundial

NO50SW 2.02 NO 52498 03508 Terraced Garden

NO50SW 2.03 NO 5243 0357 Stables

NO50SW 2.04 NO 51172 03235 West Lodge

NO50SW 2.05 NO 53031 03887 Gate Piers and Dovecots (East Lodge)

NO50SW 2.06 NO 52326 03934 and NO 52313 03939 North Lodge and Gate Piers

NO50SW 2.07 NO 53023 03860 East Lodge

NO50SW 2.08 NO 52122 03617 Bridge (West Drive)

NO50SW 2.09 NO 5260 0356 Ice House

NO50SW 55 NO 52667 03673 Balcaskie Cottages (Home Farm)

INFORMATION TAKEN FROM ARCHITECTURE CATALOGUE

Owner: Mrs Anstruther

Architect: Sir William Bruce, c.1670

William Burn, 1827, alterations and additions

David Bryce, 1853, additions

REFERENCE:

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND:

Country Life, 2nd March 1912 - article and photographs

RIBA:

Drawings Collection

John James Joass - perspective & view on terrace

NMR, Swindon

6 late 19th century photographs in the Inigo Thomas album, purchased by NMR in 1997.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Balcaskie House: In 1665, Sir William Bruce, architect to Charles II, purchased Balcaskie which is referred to in 1647 as the manor place of Balcaskie. It seems more likely that Bruce altered this older house extensively rather than that he built an entirely new house. The present lay-out was a favourite of his. This house is occupied and in a good state of preservation.

RCAHMS 1933

As described. No further information.

Visited by OS (DWR) 30 May 1974.

Activities

Photographic Survey (27 June 1957 - 3 July 1957)

Photographic survey of Balcaskie House and garden, Fife by the Scottish National Buildings Record/Ministry of Works in June and July 1957.

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