Mercat House

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Building summary
Fayre Earth.JPG Mercat House / Fayre Earth, 2020
Name Mercat House
Address High Street, Falkland
Postcode KY15 7BU
Other names Palace Cafe;

Greenhouse Restaurant
Fayre Earth

Date 18th century and later
OS grid ref NO 25246 07364
Latitude & longitude 56°15′10″N 3°12′29″W
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HES listing details[1]
Category C
Reference / Date LB31280 / 01/12/1971
Address/Site Name Mrs Elizabeth Crawford's premises (Richard Howden's shop) High St

Rebuilt late 19th century, gables are 18th century. 2-storey 2-window (1 Bipartite) rubble with stugged red sandstone dressings at openings, ground floor shop crowstepped; pantiled, slate skirting.

Statement of special interest:

Partly cobbled area in front. Re-categorised as C(S) from B for Group (2006).

1963 listing details[2]
Number: 14
Address/Site Name House, High Street, at west corner of Cross Wynd

Late 19th Century: 2-storey: rubble and pantile with slated eaves: ground floor shop

Mercat House is a house and shop in Falkland High Street, on the corner with Cross Wynd and next to Cameron House. It currently houses the gift shop Fayre Earth

Google Streetview shows it in October 2009 as "Greenhouse Chinese Restaurant."

Fayre Earth featured in the Outlander television series as "Farrell’s Hardware and Furniture Store", Inverness.[3]

Previous uses

Ice cream shop; cafe, Chinese restaurant.

Further references

"One of the shops in Falkland was an Italian ice cream shop called Valentes, where Fayre Earth Craft Shop is today. (A shop of the same name is still going today in Kirkcaldy)."[4]

"The shop that became Fayre Earth was once a village stores, where, as well as general goods and papers, villagers could have teas or coffees or the delicious ice-cream made by the Italian proprietors (the Lannis) while listening to the songs of the moment played on the shop’s juke box."[5]


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