Balmblae Cottage

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Building summary
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Name Balmblae Cottage
Address Balmblae, Falkland
Postcode KY15 7BS
Date 17th–19th centuries
OS grid ref NO 25217 07441
Latitude & longitude 56°15′13″N 3°12′31″W

Balmblae Cottage is a house in Balmblae, Falkland, located within the walls of the Falkland Palace gardens and just across the Mill Wynd Bridge. It was formerly the residence of the Palace gardener. Part of the surrounding wall, next to the Balmblae Burn, includes windows from a previous building, known as Burleigh House.[1]

HES listing details[2]
Reference: LB8802 Date: 01/02/1972 Category: B
Address/Site Name

Balmblae Cottage including garden walls Balmblae, Falkland


Cottage is mid 19th century, single-storey: north section is 2-window and centre door, rubble and slate; south section 3-window and door rubble and pantile. Rubble-built enclosing walls, built-up archway with chamber probably of 17th century date.

Further references

"Not far from [Palace Green] there lately stood, in a garden, a fragment of wall which was known as 'The Burleigh Walls'. It was the remains of a dwelling-house which belonged to the Balfours of Burleigh, and which in the times of King James [VI] sheltered that stirring and sturdy family, then in the sunshine of their prosperity."[3]

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