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Brief description of site

The well-maintained parkland and gardens at Balcaskie retain 17th-century features, overlaid with mid-19th-century developments. The earlier features include a superb axial view from the house, and the basic structure of the three terraces, which have 19th-century steps and planting layout. The third terrace grows fruit and vegetables. There is also a formal late-19th-century rose garden.

Brief history of site

Balcaskie has been in the same family since the late-17th century. The gardens and park were laid out at that time and sensitively restored and added to in the mid-19th century.

Location information:

Address: St Monans, KY10 2RD

Locality: Anstruther

Local Authorities:


Historical County: Fife

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 59 Grid Ref: NO526035
Latitude: 56.2217 Longitude: -2.76596

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Main period of development: Late 17th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 425

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