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
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HES listing details[1]
Category B
Reference / Date LB31284 / 01/12/1971
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.

1963 listing details[2]
Number: 48
Address/Site Name Electricity Sub-Station, High Street

18th Century: 2-storey with outside stairs: harl and slate: restored and converted to sub-station 1960

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.

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)."[3]

"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."[4]


  1. HES record for LB31284
  2. List of buildings, 1963.
  3. Gifford, Fife, page 220.
  4. Falkland Estate Papers, 5 October 1901. Quoted in Playfair and Burgess. page 35.

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