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Dunfermline, Headwell Avenue, Headwell House Including Boundary Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0803 / 56°4'49"N

Longitude: -3.4535 / 3°27'12"W

OS Eastings: 309633

OS Northings: 688453

OS Grid: NT096884

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.NXS1

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.XFML

Entry Name: Dunfermline, Headwell Avenue, Headwell House Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 31 December 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334913

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3773

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline North

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Early 19th century. 2-storey; 3-bay, classical T-plan house. Advanced central bay with pediment and columned doorpiece. Principal elevation; painted ashlar; V-jointed ground floor including voussoirs; advanced string course; advanced, continuous corniced cill course at 1st floor and corniced eaves course. Advanced quoins; and 1st floor window surrounds. Tooled exposed sandstone to W and N elevations; rendered N stair tower and E elevation.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central door; fanlight; plain Tuscan columns and entablature to advanced doorpiece. Flanking windows; 3 1st floor windows centred above.

W ELEVATION: 2 ground floor windows to outer bays; 2 1st floor windows centred above.

N ELEVATION: 2 ground floor windows to left; 1st floor window to left. Central projecting pitched stair tower; window at 1st floor; ground floor door in right return. Further mono-pitched section extends from stair tower; ground floor door; doorway in left return; steps lead to door in right return; 1st floor window in left return.

E ELEVATION: central 1st floor window.

All openings boarded up. Pitched slate roof; raised flat-headed skews. Capped gable apex stacks; ashlar to E; rendered to W.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

BOUNDARY WALL: sandstone rubble wall; curved coping stones; swept at SE corner. Central pair of chamfered ashlar gatepiers; pyramidal caps; replacement gates.

Statement of Interest

Headwell House is a good example of an early 19th century, classical building. Redundant at the time of resurvey (2000). Apart from the barn to the NE of the house and lean-to doocot (not listed), the former U-plan farm buildings which are visible on the 1st Edition OS Map no longer remain. St Margaret's Well was situated to the N of Headwell House and once served medieval Dunfermline. Headwell Road is marked as an aqueduct on the 1st Edition OS Map.

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