Pittencrieff House, which stands in Pittencrieff Glen, is a 17th century manor house which was transformed into a museum, by Robert Lorimer (1912-13), when Andrew Carnegie gave Pittencrieff Park to Dunfermline in 1903. The building consists of an oblong main block, lying E-W, with an rectangular stair-way projecting from the middle of the S side. When built by Sir Alexander Clerk in 1610, it was three storeys in height. In 1731, the roof was raised and another storey added.
The exterior of the house was then authentically restored (harled) in 2010, to mark its 400th anniversary.
A document from the Scottish Record Office, has this fascinating note in it, recording its purchase in the mid 18th century
“1761. Captain Archd Grant of Papin, with Colquhoun Grant (ws), 6 June, offers ?11,000st. for estate now in the hands of Col. Forbes, “a pretty good” house, coal on lands but so far unworked. A rush offfer on impulse: he completes purchase very quickly and returns with wife (who is Irish) to Dublin (till end of year, when they return to Edn. to start take-over).”
As part of this weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, I’ve included two collages of the above photo.