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48 Main Street, West Wemyss

A Category C Listed Building in Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages, Fife

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Latitude: 56.1401 / 56°8'24"N

Longitude: -3.0851 / 3°5'6"W

OS Eastings: 332666

OS Northings: 694682

OS Grid: NT326946

Mapcode National: GBR 2D.K2W4

Mapcode Global: WH6RP.LX3T

Plus Code: 9C8R4WR7+2X

Entry Name: 48 Main Street, West Wemyss

Listing Name: West Wemyss, 42-52 (Even Nos) Main Street

Listing Date: 11 December 1972

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350445

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16659

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200350445

Location: Wemyss

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages

Parish: Wemyss

Traditional County: Fife

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Mid to later 19th century. Terraced row of 3 2-storey houses with ground floor shops. Painted stucco with stone margins. Full-width fascia.


NOS 42 AND 44: door to centre at ground with flanking display windows and further door to outer right, 2 windows to 1st floor.

NOS 46 AND 48: display windows to right and left of centre at ground, and 3 windows to 1st floor.

NOS 50 AND 52: ground floor with in-canted door to centre and flanking display windows, further door to outer right, and 3 windows to 1st floor.

SE (SHORE) ELEVATION: largely derelict.

All windows blinded temporarily for protection. Nos 42-48 pantiled; Nos 50-52 slated. Coped harled stacks with ashlar-coped skews.

Statement of Interest

Property of Wemyss Properties Ltd. Formerly run by the Co-operative Society, the shops were closed in 1979. At the time of resurvey, Wemyss Properties and Fife Historic Buildings Trust plan to restore this traditional streetscape which forms part of a wider, finer whole.

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