Young's House

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Building summary
Young's House.JPG
Name Young's House
Address West Port
Postcode KY15 7BW
Date Later 18th century
OS grid ref NO 25150 07342
Latitude & longitude 56°15′10″N 3°12′35″W
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HES listing details[1]
Category B
Reference / Date LB31287 / 01/12/1971
Address/Site Name House (Mr Alexander Young), High Street (including garden walls)

Later 18th century. 2-storey 2-window harled with margins, railed forestair; scrolled skewputt, slated.

1963 listing details[2]
Number: 51
Address/Site Name House, High Street, west of 50

18th Century: 2-storey: harl and slate: forestairs and scroll skew-putt

Young's House is a house in Falkland High Street, between Pitcairn House and Bruce Buildings.

Former residents

Alexander Young

Further references

"Mr Young laid claim to the house in the early 60s. He never lived there permanently. He used it to store salvage works and antiquities. It had no electricity and was very basic, when the family came to stay for a day or two they made use of oil lamps. The space between Craig House and Young's cottage was empty with just the foundation slabs of the previous house on pure white sand. The children used it as a sand pit and a short cut to and from Back Dykes. After a few years Mr Young put up a fence with a sign saying 'danger keep out'. He planted bamboo. The bamboo eventually got so dense that you couldn't get through it. The thing I remember most about the house was the sea serpent door knocker. His daughter sold the house and land fairly recently, to a developer, who built Palace View and Pitcairn House."[3]


  1. HES record for LB31287
  2. List of buildings, 1963.
  3. Information from former neighbour