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Methilhill, Main Street, Ashgrove House with Ancillary Structure, Boundary Walls and Railings

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1861 / 56°11'9"N

Longitude: -3.045 / 3°2'42"W

OS Eastings: 335234

OS Northings: 699761

OS Grid: NT352997

Mapcode National: GBR 2F.GCVL

Mapcode Global: WH7SN.6S72

Entry Name: Methilhill, Main Street, Ashgrove House with Ancillary Structure, Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 24 November 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 358328

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22715

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Buckhaven and Methil

County: Fife

Town: Buckhaven And Methil

Electoral Ward: Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan house with block pedimented, pilastered doorcase. Dressed ashlar and rubble with stugged margins. Eaves course. Round-headed door.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Ground floor with deep-set modern timber door to centre in segmental-arched opening, fluted pilasters and sunburst-astragalled fanlight, windows in flanking bays and regular fenestration to 1st floor.

NE ELEVATION: door to centre bay, window to right and tiny opening to outer right, further window to outer left; 3 widely disposed windows to 1st floor with tiny opening between centre and right bays; 3 modern rooflights above.

NW & SE ELEVATIONS: largely blank elevations, each with small window in gablehead.

Out-of-character modern small-pane effect glazing in timber frames. Graded grey slates. Broad coped ashlar gablehead stacks with string course and thackstanes; ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts to rear.

ANCILLARY STRUCTURE: gabled, slated, rectangular-plan rubble ancillary with garage openings to SW.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: coped rubble boundary walls and inset railings.

Statement of Interest

Traditional glazing replaced with out-of-character, non-traditional glazing without listed building consent. Reinstatement of 12-pane timber sash and case windows would greatly improve Ashgrove House, returning its intended character.

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