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10-14 Main Street, North Queensferry

A Category B Listed Building in Inverkeithing, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0093 / 56°0'33"N

Longitude: -3.3947 / 3°23'40"W

OS Eastings: 313136

OS Northings: 680473

OS Grid: NT131804

Mapcode National: GBR 20.TK9Y

Mapcode Global: WH6S9.T7N1

Plus Code: 9C8R2J54+P4

Entry Name: 10-14 Main Street, North Queensferry

Listing Name: North Queensferry, 10, 14 Main Street, (Davidson's Buildings)

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342382

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9985

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverkeithing

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Parish: Inverkeithing

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

18th century. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan mid-row tenement. Rendered; painted margins; stone cills. Ground sloping to W.

S (ENTRANCE to 14 MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: central timber door, flanked by single windows; 2 1st floor windows centred above.

E ELEVATION: adjoining No 12.

N (ENTRANCE to 10 MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: central modern timber panelled door approached by railed forestair, flanking single windows. Small window to right of forestair at ground floor.

W ELEVATION: adjoining No 16.

4-pane timber sash and case windows with horns. Pitched roof; grey slates; square-headed stone skews; remnants of crowstepped skew to NE; beaked skewputts to N; coped ridge stacks; clay cans.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2002.

Statement of Interest

B-group with Nos 16 and 12 Main Street (see separate listings). These are the only cottages in village to maintain original separate upper and lower flat arrangement, with upper dwelling (10 Main Street) accessed via traditional forestair. It is situated in the middle of a 2-storey row of 18th century cottages formerly known as Davidson's Buildings. This lane or close now known as Charlie Black's Close was at one time known as Sylvester's Close, which led off the King's Way, the old road running along West Bay.

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