Electricity Sub-station

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Building summary
Falkland 84 Substation 2020.JPG The building in 2020
Name Electricity Sub-station
Address High Street, Falkland
Postcode ?
Other names Reading Room
Date 18th century; 1960
See map Map T (20)
Map D (59)
OS grid ref NO 25200 07355
Latitude & longitude 56°15′10″N 3°12′32″W

The Electricity Sub-station is a building in Falkland High Street, formerly the Reading Room. The company of Wheeler and Sproson worked on the conversion of the cottage to a sub-station; it was opened in 1960 by Mrs Crichton Stuart.

HES listing details[1]
Reference: LB31284 Date: 01/12/1971 Category: B
Address/Site Name

Electricity sub-station High Street


18th century, restored and converted to sub-station 1960. 2-storey 2-window whitewashed harl with margins, slated, gable forestair.

Statement of special interest

Narrow cobbled pavement in front.

Previous uses

Reading Room

Former residents

Thomas Drysdale (c. 1850)

Further references

"In the narrower W part of High Street after Rottenrow, a small early C18 building, externally restored in 1960 (the inside became an electricity sub-station)."[2]

"At a meeting of the Cricket Club, held on Thurrsday, it was decided to discontinue the hiring of the Reading Room, as the maintanance was a heavy drain on the funds of the club."[3]


  1. HES record for LB31284
  2. Gifford, Fife, page 220.
  3. Falkland Estate Papers, 5 October 1901. Quoted in Playfair and Burgess. page 35.

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