Basic Site Details

Name: Balbirnie Mains Farmstead
Town, district or village: Markinch/Balbirnie
City or county: Fife
Country: Scotland
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Balbirnie Estate, Mains Farm  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Farmstead  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3January 1890  Drawings for dairy dated
Item 2 of 31919  Alterations to threshing mill
Item 3 of 31951 Alterations and additionsDrawings for alterations dated


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6James Ross GillespieArchitectA1890 Dairy
Item 2 of 6James ScottArchitectA1890 Dairy - as assistant to James Ross Gillespie (and effectively in charge of design for the practice)
Item 3 of 6Gillespie & ScottArchitectural practiceB1919 Alterations to threshing mill
Item 4 of 6James ScottArchitectB1919 Alterations to threshing mill
Item 5 of 6Adam Elliot WatsonArchitectC1951 Alterations.
Item 6 of 6Haxton & WatsonArchitectural practiceC1951 Alterations.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Balfour, E W S, ColonelClient for 1951 alterations.


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register42961 
Item 2 of 6National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans Original drawings
Item 3 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copies of Gillespie & Scott drawings. FID 249/2
Item 4 of 6National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSHaxton & Watson Collection HW 1950/6/12
Item 5 of 6Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore91912 
Item 6 of 6St Andrews University LibraryJames Gillespie and Scott Archive Bundle no 1610