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Building summary
Name Chapelyard
Address Falkland
Postcode KY15 7DE
Other names Chapel Yard House
Date Early 19th century
See map Map C
OS grid ref NO 25833 06905
Latitude & longitude 56°14'55"N 3°11'54"W
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HES listing details[1]
Category B
Reference / Date LB31362 / 12/01/1971
Address/Site Name Chapel Yard House, Chapel Yard

Early 19th century. Main block 2-storey 3-window with pilastered doorpiece, single storey piend-roofed wings with arched windows. 2-storey parallel back wing with peind roof. Stuccoed with margins, slated.

Statement of special interest:

Elevated site.

1963 listing details[2]
Number: 72
Address/Site Name Chapel Yard House, Chapel Yard

Early 19th Century: 2-storey with single-storey wings: cement-faced walls and slated roof: pilastered porch: elevated site

Chapelyard is a private house high up to the south of Falkland, overlooking the A912 and near Ladywell.


Extension 1920.[3]

Former residents

"Major James Cusin JP, linen manufacturer, who died at Chapelyard, Falkland, yesterday, in his 79th year, was one of the best known business men in the Howe of Fife."[4]

Long list of previous residents provided.[3]

Further references

"This is a large dwelling house of three storeys with garden, occupied by Mr Russell; the proprietor O. T. Bruce Esq. Nuthill. This name and that of Templelands and a well called Ladywell, seem to point out the existence of a religious house. Regarding such a house, nothing traditionary exists in this neighbourhood."[5]

"On the approach from the SE, a pair of sentries on the hillside to the L, Glebelands, the old Parish Manse, by Thomas Barclay, 1807. The early C19 Chapelyard House next door is much smarter, with a pilastered doorpiece and round-arched windows in the wings."[6]

"My Lord,
We had a meeting of the Works Committee yesterday evening at the Glebe, with reference to the water supply to the Manse and Chapelyard. The present old horseshoe pipes conducting the water from a spring in the Glebe to a tank at the bottom of it have become defective and choked up.
Your obedient servant, George Gavin."[7]

"To Let, with Entry at Martinmas or sooner, if desired. Chapelyard House, with large Garden and small Paddock adjoining. The House, which is beautifully situated overlooking the town of Falkland, consists of 3 Public Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, Dressing Room and Kitchen etc. The outhouses contain Stabling and other usual accommodation.
For particulars, apply to George Gavin, Estate Office, Falkland Palace, Falkland, Fife.[8]


  1. HES record for LB31362
  2. List of buildings, 1963.
  3. 3.0 3.1 information from occupier.
  4. Dundee Courier, 24 January 1910. Quoted in Playfair and Burgess,page 287.
  5. Ordnance Survey Name Books 1853-1855
  6. Pride, Kingdom of Fife, page 218.
  7. Letter from George Gavin to Lord Ninian, 16 April 1910, quoted in Playfair and Burgess, page 295.
  8. Fife News, 28 June 1913, quoted in Playfair and Burgess, page 411.

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