Cameron House

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Building summary
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Name Cameron House
Address High Street, Falkland
Postcode KY15 7BU
Date early 17th century
See map Map T (21)
OS grid ref NO 25238 07363
Latitude & longitude 56°15′10″N 3°12′30″W
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HES listing details[1]
Category: B
Reference / date LB31281 / 01/12/1971
Address/Site Name Cameron House, High St (including garden walls)

Dated 1735 at lintel, 2-storey 3-window harled with margins, slated; corbelled corner and grotesque head skewputt; slated

Statement of special interest

Cobbled area in front.

1963 listing details[2]
Number: 15
Address/Site Name Cameron House, High Street

17th Century: 3-storey: cement front and thatched roof: crowstepped: door lintel with inscription "This is the house where Richard Cameron was born"

Cameron House is a house in Falkland High Street, adjoining Fayre Earth and Ross House. It is said to have been the birthplace of the Covenanter Richard Cameron (1648?–1680).

Further references

"Cameron House's late C19 rusticated stucco with vermiculated quoins disguises an early C17 bulding; formerly thatched, it is now pantiled."[3]

"The outstanding building in the tall terrace at the south-west corner of The Cross is Cameron House, early 17th century, with late 19th-century regular fenestration with vermiculated quoins."[4]

"Cameron House is held to be the birth-place of Richard Cameron, the Lion of the Covenant. Born in 1648 he became, according to tradition, schoolmaster in Falkland and precentor in the Kirk, then Episcopal. His conscience mvoed him to depart from his native town and join the fervent Covenanters in the West of Scotland. He died in battle at Aird's Moss in 1680, fighting to depose Charles II."[5]


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