St Andrew's House

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Building summary
St Andrew's House.JPG
Name St Andrew's House
Address High Street, Falkland
Postcode KY15 7BU
Other names St Andrew House
Date 18th century
See map Map T (6); Map D (25)
OS grid ref NO 25295 07431
Latitude & longitude 56°15'12"N 3°12'26"W
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HES listing details[1]
Category B
Reference / Date LB31257 / 01/12/1971
Address/Site Name St Andrew House High Street (Including Garden Walls)

18th century, 2 sections, low 2-storey stepped in slope, harled and pantiled. Crowstepped gable, one with pigeon loft entries 18th century 2-storey to front, 3 (higher wallhead) at back, whitewashed hall with painted margins, pantiled; moulded doorpiece, 3 windows with swift dormer heads at 1st floo

Statement of special interest:

Category A section of larger group. Cobbled Area in front.

1963 listing details[2]
Number: 5
Address/Site Name St. Andrews House, High Street

18th Century: 2-storey front, 3 at back: harl and pantile: crowstepped: moulded doorpiece and semi-dormers

St Andrew's House is a house in Falkland High Street.

Now private flats.[3]

Previous uses

Home for Roman Catholic orphan boys (up to age 14)[4] until 1908, then to be used to accommodate gardeners (presumably for Falkland Palace).[5]

In 1904 the Burgh Council complained that some of the blocks of the "causeway" in front of the house had been lifted up and replaced with a flower bed, as George Quilter, crippled son of Mrs Getrude Quilter, matron of the home, loved to look at flowers.[6]

Later shop.[3]


  1. HES record for LB31257
  2. List of buildings, 1963.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Information from occupier.
  4. Playfair and Burgess, page 181.
  5. Playfair and Burgess, pages 243–244.
  6. Playfair and Burgess, pages 91–92.