Vintage Quine / Whinstone

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Building summary
Vintage Quine.JPG High Street front (Vintage Quine)
Name Vintage Quine
Address High Street, Falkland
Postcode ?
Other names
Date 18th/early 19th centuries
OS grid ref NO 25192 07350
Latitude & longitude 56°15′10″N 3°12′32″W

Vintage Quine is a shop in Falkland High Street, on the corner with South Street West. Google Streetview shows it with a sign saying "Library Services Scotland" in October 2009.

The upper floor, with a frontage on South Street West, is now a separate house called Whinstone (not to be confused with Whinstone House, High Street West. There is a separate article for the eastern Extension to Whinstone.

Both parts of the building were used by Spittals, ironmongers.

HES listing details[1]
Reference: LB31285 Date: 1/12/1971 Category: B
Address/Site Name

Spittal and Son's property, High Street and South Street West


18th/early 19th centuries crusset block. High Street frontage is early 19th century 2-storey 3-window whin rubble with sandstone dressings, 1-window west frontage at gusset; South Street West frontage is single-storey stuccoed with railed forestairs.

Statement of special interest

Narrow cobbled pavement to High Street, cobbled area to South Street West.

Previous uses


Further references

"Then an early C19 block, built of whinstone, on the corner with Brunton Street."[2]

"Humouring to the irregularities of the site is a feature of traditional building. For example [...] the gusset block. early 19th century, at corner of Brunton and High Streets, fitted to shape and levels."[3]


  1. HES record for LB31285. Could "crusset" be a typo for "gusset"?
  2. Gifford, Fife, page 220. South Street West was sometimes described as being part of Brunton Street.
  3. Pride, Kingdom of Fife, page 220.

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