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Tarvit, Hill of

Hill of Tarvit
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Hill of Tarvit

An Edwardian mansion house with 200 ha (500 acres) of garden, forest and farm land in E Fife, situated near the A916, 2½ miles (4 km) south of Cupar.

Built in 1696 and attributed to Sir William Bruce, the house at Hill of Tarvit was originally called Wemyss Hall. In 1904 it was bought by Mr F.B. Sharp and rebuilt to a design by Sir Robert Lorimer to form a suitable setting for his collection of French, Chippendale and vernacular furniture, Dutch paintings, Flemish tapestries and Chinese porcelain. In 1949 the property was bequeathed to the National Trust for Scotland by Miss E.C. Sharp.

Today the house displays this significant collection amongst fine Edwardian interiors and the grounds contain formal gardens also by Lorimer.


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