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Abbot House, Dunfermline

Fife: In Dunfermline, on minor roads south of A907, short distance north of Dunfermline Abbey, 21 Maygate.

 

Private   NT 089875   OS: 65   KY12 7NE

 

OPEN: Currently closed.

Web: www.abbothouse.co.uk  

Abbot House is a fine town house of the commentators of nearby Dunfermline Abbey, in the heritage quarter of Dunfermline in Fife. Abbot House, Dunfermline (© Martin Coventry)

Abbot House is a fine pink-washed 16th-century or earlier town house of two storeys and an attic, with two taller projecting stair-towers. There is a small corbelled-out turret in one re-entrant angle, and a later extension. The building has corbiestepped gables, and stands in an attractive location near to the abbey.

Abbot House is a fine town house of the commentators of nearby Dunfermline Abbey, in the heritage quarter of Dunfermline in Fife. Abbot House, Dunfermline (MacGibbon and Ross)
Abbot House is a fine town house of the commentators of nearby Dunfermline Abbey, in the heritage quarter of Dunfermline in Fife. Abbot House, Dunfermline (© Martin Coventry)

Abbot House was used by the commendators of Dunfermline Abbey, including by Robert Pitcairn, who probably built or remodelled the house. The abbey property soon passed to the Seton Earls of Dunfermline (also see Dalgety and Fyvie), then went to Captain James Stewart, Earl of Arran, while other owners included the Master of Gray, the Gordon Earl of Huntly, and Anne of Denmark, wife of James VI.

Abbot House is a fine town house of the commentators of nearby Dunfermline Abbey, in the heritage quarter of Dunfermline in Fife. Abbot House, Dunfermline (© Martin Coventry)

The building is said to be haunted by the ghost of a monk, footsteps and the rustle of a robe reputedly having been heard on the main staircase.

  Nearby is Dunfermline Palace and Abbey, and in Pittencrieff Glen is Malcolm's Tower and Pittencrieff House.

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