Upper Largo and Largo House

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Section One: The Village

NO4203 : Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
The A915 approaches the village from the Lundin Links direction. The houses are in South Feus.
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NO4203 : Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
As the A915 enters the village Largo Law (290m) is prominent. There is a car park on the left which is open to the public and acts as overflow car park for Upper Largo hotel which is on the right. Largo and Newburn Parish Church can be seen beyond the car park.
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NO4203 : South Feus, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
Seen here over the A915 South Feus offers an excellent view over the Forth Estuary.
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NO4203 : Still a thriving business! by Bill Kasman
The premises of Donaldson and Son (joiners) in Upper Largo may look rather dilapidated but the business is still going strong! The building to the left of the image is the Upper Largo hotel.
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NO4203 : Main Street, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
The A915 continues through the village.
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NO4203 : Upper Largo Hotel by Bill Kasman
The hotel or inn in Upper Largo has a long history and has been known by various names - 'Lee's Inn', 'Duff's Inn' (after former innkeepers) and The Commercial Hotel.
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NO4203 : Upper Largo Chandlery by Bill Kasman
In Main Street. A 'Chandlery' is a shop or other premises dealing in supplies and equipment for ships and boats. The building used to be a United Free Church and this is more obvious when the rear of the building is seen from Church Place NO4203 : Church Place, Upper Largo
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NO4203 : North Feus, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
Seen from Main Street.
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NO4203 : Main Street, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
Main Street continues ahead as the A917. The brown tourist sign on the building to the left of the image indicates that this is the 'scenic' route (which passes through the East Neuk villages) to St Andrews. The turning to the left is the A915 - the more direct route to St Andrews.
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NO4203 : A915 road to St Andrews by Bill Kasman
From Main Street, Upper Largo John Wood's Houses (built on the site of former hospital) can be seen ahead. John Wood's Houses is a supported housing complex, comprising 15 bungalows and 8 flats, for people over the age of 55.
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NO4203 : Main Street, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
The A917 continues through the village.
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NO4203 : Main Street, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
This row of pink cottages is a distinctive feature of the village.
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NO4203 : Main Street, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
The A917 nears the edge of the village. The turning to the left is Aithernie Drive.
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NO4203 : Black's Boot and Shoe Warehouse by Bill Kasman
This house, in Main Street, Upper Largo, has a barely-readable sign painted on the gable end but if you squint your eyes just right it can be read - or you could refer to some historical information LinkExternal link !
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NO4203 : Simpson Institute, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
Opened on 8th May 1891 the Institute was donated to the village by Mrs Janet Simpson in memory of her father, George Simpson. It functions as a village hall.
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NO4203 : Notice Board, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
This notice board was in the garden of the Simpson Institute in Main Street.
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NO4203 : Milestone, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
This old milestone stands where the A915 leaves Main Street, Upper Largo.
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NO4203 : South Feus, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
South Feus leaves Main Street.
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NO4203 : Gillies' Court, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
Gillies' Court is a cul-de-sac off South Feus.
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NO4203 : South Feus, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
The one-way street of South Feus takes a sharp right turn.
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NO4203 : Path, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
From where South Feus takes a sharp right turn NO4203 : South Feus, Upper Largo this path heads east out of the village towards the farm buildings at Buckthorns. It connects with another path which heads south to join the Fife Coastal Path at the ruined cottage of Viewforth from where a right turn will take you to Lower Largo and, if you then follow the Serpentine Walk, it will bring you back to South Feus! These paths are all Fife Core Paths LinkExternal link
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NO4203 : South Feus, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
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NO4203 : South Feus, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
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NO4203 : South Feus, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
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NO4203 : Lower Largo from South Feus, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
Much of Lower Largo can't be seen but the partially-built housing development of Selkirk Grove is visible.
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NO4203 : Church Place, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
Church Place leaves North Feus. This road circles Largo Parish Church and comes back to this junction.
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NO4203 : Largo and Newburn Parish Church, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
There has been a church on this site since 1160. The current building is rather more modern although the tower dates back to the 1620s.
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NO4203 : Largo and Newburn Parish Church, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
Seen from East Drive these steps leave Church Place and allow access to the church and graveyard.
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NO4203 : East Drive, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
East Drive once provided access to the now ruined Largo House. Today it is the location of several private houses but still gives pedestrian access (across fields) to Largo House. One of the ornamental urns atop the gateposts has disappeared.
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NO4203 : Ornamental urn by Bill Kasman
This is the survivor of a pair of ornamental urns which topped the gate piers at the entrance to East Drive, Upper Largo. East Drive was once an approach road to the now ruined Largo House.
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NO4203 : East Drive, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
This was once the eastern access to the now ruined Largo House.
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NO4203 : East Drive, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
This was once the eastern access to the new ruined Largo House. The grassy area to the right are the playing fields of Largo Cricket Club.
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NO4203 : Upper Largo Cricket Club by Bill Kasman
Off East Drive is the playing fields of Upper Largo Cricket Club. The single-storey club buildings can be seen on the left.
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NO4203 : Church Place, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
Steps to the church are on the right. East Drive is on the left. The gap in the wall straight ahead leads to The Stables and the church car park.
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NO4203 : Church Place, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
Largo and Newburn Parish Church is on the right.
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NO4203 : Church Place, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
This offshoot of Church Place joins North Feus after about 300 metres.
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NO4203 : Church Place, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
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NO4203 : Church Place, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
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NO4203 : Church Place, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
After Church Place circles Largo and Newburn Parish Church it returns to its junction with North Feus. The building on the right was once a United Free Church (built in 1844) but is now the premises of the Upper Largo Chandlery.
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NO4203 : North Feus, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
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NO4203 : North Feus, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
This unmade road off North Feus leads to garages and properties behind Main Street. There are two vennels LinkExternal link leading from this track to Main Street (A915). Neither of the vennels nor this track appear to have a name.
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NO4203 : North Feus, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
Straight ahead is a vennel LinkExternal link which leads to the A915 road to St Andrews.
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NO4203 : North Feus, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
This vennel LinkExternal link leads to the A915 road to St Andrews.
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NO4203 : North Feus, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
This vennel LinkExternal link leads to Main Street (A915).
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NO4203 : St Andrews Road by Bill Kasman
The A915 Upper Largo to St Andrews road.
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NO4203 : St Andrews road by Bill Kasman
The A915 enters Upper Largo and reaches this junction with Main Street. Turn right for Leven (A915) and left for the East Neuk (A917).
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NO4203 : John Wood's Houses by Bill Kasman
Originally a hospital this is now a supported housing complex, comprising 15 bungalows and 8 flats, for people over the age of 55.
See Upper Largo article Link
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NO4203 : John Wood's Houses by Bill Kasman
Originally a hospital this is now a supported housing complex, comprising 15 bungalows and 8 flats, for people over the age of 55.
See Upper Largo article Link
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NO4203 : Woodlaw Park, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
Off the A915 road to St Andrews
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NO4203 : Aithernie Drive, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
This turning to the right off Woodlands Park (the A915 road to St Andrews) is Aithernie Drive which continues on to join Main Street (A917) just before it leaves the village.
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NO4203 : Aithernie Drive, Upper Largo by Bill Kasman
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