Key House

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Building summary
Key House.JPG
Name Key House
Address High Street, Falkland
Postcode KY15 7BU
Other names Palace Inn
Tabor Retreat Centre
Date 1713
See map Map T (5)
OS grid ref NO 25304 7446
Latitude & longitude 56°15′13″N 3°12′26″W
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HES listing details[1]
Category B
Reference / Date LB31256 / 01/12/1971
Address/Site Name Key House (formerly Palace Inn) and Key Cottage, High Street

Dated TMMX 1713 at door lintel 2-storey 3-window harled and whitewashed with margins, crow-stepped and slated. Rear part.

Statement of special interest:

Cobbled area in front.

1963 listing details[2]
Number: 3
Address/Site Name Key House, High Street, (formerly "Palace Inn")

2-storey: harl and slate: crow-stepped: door lintel inscribed TM.KK.1713

Key House is a house in Falkland High Street, now used for holiday lets. It was previously the Tabor Retreat Centre.

Previous uses

Inn; retreat centre

Further references

"On High Street's N side, immediately W of the Palace, the harled and crowstepped Key House, set well back. Steep-pitched roof confirming the door lintel's date of 1713."[3]

"The house, which is run by the Tabor Trust, a registered charity, is managed by Lynda Wright, a Church of Scotland Deaconess and member of the Iona Community, both of whom are trained in spiritual direction. A chapel in the converted stable is available for individual or group use, and there is a meditation each evening for residents.[4]


  1. HES record for LB31256. The Description seems incomplete
  2. List of buildings, 1963.
  3. Gifford, Fife, page 219.
  4. The Falkland Directory."