Falkland Historic Buildings

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Falkland Historic Buildings
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Founded by: Ross Burgess, for The Falkland Society
Status: New
Language: English
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Main topic: Falkland, Fife
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Falkland Historic Buildings is a wiki that aims to record images and information about the listed buildings, and other interesting or historic buildings and structures, in Falkland, Fife, Scotland. It was created as a way to preserve and display the outcome of The Falkland Listed Buildings Survey, which aimed to capture information about the listed buildings, and other historic buildings and structures, in the Falkland Conservation Area, extending subsequently to the historic Parish of Falkland. The need for such a survey arose partly out of the work of editing the book Falkland and its People 1901–1913, published by The Falkland Society in 2020.

Falkland is very rich in historic and interesting buildings. Very many of them are Listed Buildings – buildings listed by Historic Environment Scotland for their special architectural or historic interest. But it's not easy to find out about the buildings or even where they are. Many of the buildings are listed in the HES records by names that bear no relation to their current addresses.

The Falkland Historic Buildings Project was launched by The Falkland Society in 2019 to help document Falkland's history and heritage. During August 2020 volunteers from the Falkland Society delivered a leaflet to every listed property within the Falkland Conservation area, and other buildings of interest, asking residents to tell us about their house, giving details such as any previous names the building was known by, and who lived there before 1970 (a 50-year cut-off to protect the privacy of current residents).