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Crossford, 57 and 59 Main Street

A Category C Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0635 / 56°3'48"N

Longitude: -3.498 / 3°29'52"W

OS Eastings: 306828

OS Northings: 686637

OS Grid: NT068866

Mapcode National: GBR 1X.PS51

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.7VKJ

Entry Name: Crossford, 57 and 59 Main Street

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334897

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3758

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Parish: Dunfermline

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Early 19th century. Row of 2 2-storey; 3-bay L-plan houses. Coursed stone; painted white. Painted black at surrounds, NE quoin, eaves and at No 57 base; partially exposed rubble to No 57 rear wing.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: No 59 to right; door off-centre to right; 2-pane fanlight; flanking windows; 2 larger 1st floor windows above ground floor windows. No 57 to left; central door; replacement door; pilastered doorpiece. Flanking ground floor windows; 3 1st floor windows. Slight chamfer at ground floor NE quoin. Single storey section set back to left.

E ELEVATION: small ground floor window; larger 1st floor window centred above. Plain gable to outshot. Rear wing (former stables); altered ground floor fenestration; window to left (former door); window to centre; modern flat-roofed stone porch; glazed door and large windows. 5 regularly placed 1st floor windows.

S ELEVATION: single storey outshot to far right; part glazed door to left; window to right. Rear of No 57; ground floor window to right; porch to left; 1st floor stair window; smaller window to left. Plain shouldered gable to rear wing; exposed coursed rubble. Droved upper quoins. Advanced gable end of No 59 rear wing to right; ground floor window to right; 1st floor window to left. Section set back to left; lean-to porch to left of wing; door to left; window to right; 1st floor window above.

W ELEVATION: small lean-to shed at centre of No 57 rear wing; door to left; window in right return. No 59 attached to single storey building.

Replacement doors; 12-pane timber sash and case windows; some original panes; replacement windows to rear. 2-pane sash and case ground floor windows to No 59. Grey slate roof; coped gable end stacks; ridge stack at junction of the 2 houses; raised, flat-head skews. Coped gable end stacks to rear wings.

INTERIOR: modernised; some original fireplaces; panelled shutters.

WELL: well shaft in ground to rear of No 57; modern cover.

Statement of Interest

The 2 buildings were once 1 house with internal connecting doors and it was once the toll house. No 57 is situated at the intersection of Wagon Road and Main Street; the toll window was possibly situated in the outshot gable. The rear wing of No 57 has been converted from former stables.

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