Moncrief House

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Building summary
Moncrief House, Falkland (geograph 5336150).jpg
Name Moncrief House
Address High Street, Falkland
Postcode KY15 7BZ
Date 1610
OS grid ref NO 25340 07414
Latitude & longitude 56°15′12″N 3°12′24″W

Moncrief House (or Moncreif House or Moncrieff House), is a house in Falkland High Street, between The Bruce Inn and Ladieburn Cottage.

HES listing details[1]
Reference: LB31274 Date: 01/12/1971 Category: A
Address/Site Name

Moncrief House

Description

Dated NM AO 1610 at lintel. 2-storey and dormerless attic 4-window ashlar, thatched; moulded openings, inscribed panel, small blind attic window under eaves.

Statement of special interest

Inscription: AL PRAISE TO GOD AND/THANKIS TO THE MOST/EXCELLENT MONARCHE/GREAT BRITAINE OF WH/OSE PRINCELIE LIBERA/LITIE THIS IS MY POR/TIOVNE: DEO LAVS/ ESTO FIDYS/ADEST MERCES/NICOLL MONCRIEF.

Former residents

Nicol Moncrief was King's Averiman.[2]

Further references

"Moncrief House, dated 1610 on the door lintel, built for James VI's servant Nicol Moncrief. ..."[3]

"Moncreif House, High Street, 1610, is the only remaining thatched house in Falkland. ..."[4]

Notes

  1. HES record for LB31274.
  2. (this word seems not to be found in standard Scottish dictionaries).
  3. Gifford, Fife, page 219.
  4. Pride, Kingdom of Fife, page 87.

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