Whinstone House

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Building summary
Whinstone House.JPG
Name Whinstone House
Address West Port, Falkland
Postcode KY15 7BW
Other names The Large House; Bayne's House
Date 1752
OS grid reference NO 25026 07373
Latitude & longitude 56°15'10"N 3°12'41"W
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HES listing details[1]
Category B
Reference / Date LB31271 / 01/12/1971
Address/Site Name House (Mrs Elizabeth Bayne) and Embo, High Street, West Port Opposite Foot of Lomonds Road

Dated 1752 Mrs Bayne's 2-storey 3-window rubble with patches of blue whinstone, plain architrave, pulvinated frieze and cornice to door, moulded eaves course, crowstepped and slated; Embo is single-storey and attic with crowstepped gable to street at right angles to above, late piended porch in angle.

1963 listing details[2]
Number: 56
Address/Site Name House, High Street, at foot of Lomonds Road

2-storey: rubble and slate with patches of blue whin: crowstepped and dated 1752

Whinstone House is a house in West Port (or High Street West), Falkland. It adjoins Embo which stands at right angles to it. Not to be confused with Whinstone, South Street West. It is perhaps the house referred to by Glen Pride as "Hollyben".

Special features

Crowsteps with date - 1752. Whinstones visible in front elevation.[3]


Yes but only at the rear.[3]

Former residents

The Bayne family 1940 - 2000 approx. The Millars pre-1940.[3]

Further references

"Some older houses remain, e.g. Embo, and Hollyburn, 1752, with classical entrance [...]"[4]


  1. HES record for LB31271. The listing also covers Embo.
  2. List of buildings, 1963.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Information from occupier.
  4. Pride, Kingdom of Fife, page 88.