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Latitude: 56.059 / 56°3'32"N
Longitude: -3.2343 / 3°14'3"W
OS Eastings: 323233
OS Northings: 685809
OS Grid: NT232858
Mapcode National: GBR 26.QCB8
Mapcode Global: WH6S0.9Z30
Entry Name: 102 High Street, Public Library
Listing Date: 3 August 1977
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 358468
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22812
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy
Traditional County: Fife
William Williamson, 1906. 2-storey, 6-bay French Baroque library with flanking single storey walls. Polished ashlar channelled at ground with channelled quoins above, moulded band courses and eaves course with modillioned cornice and blocking course piend and platform roof; architraved, keystoned, segmental-headed windows at 1st floor with moulded aprons. Wing (extension?) to rear of brick construction.
N (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: symmetrical, bays grouped 2-2-2. Segmental porch spanning 2-bays at centre with concave flanks, 3 steps lead to round-headed doorcase of paired and moulded dentils below moulded cornice and decorative lead parapet, panelled door with decorative semi-circular fanlight; 2 windows to right and 2 windows to left at ground. Flanking concave outer screen walls with timber doors below blind oval medallions, obelisks surmounting advanced outer piers. 1st floor, 6 windows grouped in pairs, centre pair with flanking medallions and swags.
W ELEVATION: 1st floor architraved window (as above) to outer left.
12-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates.
INTERIOR: some alteration to internal layout. Entrance hall with paired round-headed doorcases with decorative fanlights and broken pedimented doorcase, Andrew Carnegie dedication plaque dated 1907. Stone staircase with timber handrail and newel posts, and decorative cast-iron balusters. Shouldered windows with keystones and modillioned cornices to 1st floor front and sides, round-headed and vaulted windows elsewhere. Decorative cornicing and elaborate brackets decorated with fruit swags at 1st floor.
Built on site of UF Church demolished 1906.
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