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Seaforth Place, Royal Hotel with Steps and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Burntisland, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0589 / 56°3'31"N

Longitude: -3.2379 / 3°14'16"W

OS Eastings: 323009

OS Northings: 685802

OS Grid: NT230858

Mapcode National: GBR 26.QBJX

Mapcode Global: WH6S0.7ZD2

Entry Name: Seaforth Place, Royal Hotel with Steps and Railings

Listing Date: 3 August 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 358557

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22875

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Burntisland

County: Fife

Town: Burntisland

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Traditional County: Fife

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Early 19th century. 2-storey with basement and attic, 5-bay, rectangular-plan classical hotel, converted to flats. Ashlar with raised quoins, band courses, ground floor cill course, eaves cornice and blocking course; architraved surrounds.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Flight of 11 steps oversailing basement to advanced centre bay with wide doorcase with Doric columns, frieze and cornice, semi-circular fanlight. 9-panelled door with radial-astragalled fanlight, windows in flanking bays with regular bays at basement and 1st floor, 3 slate-hung piended canted dormer windows above.

N ELEVATION: symmetrical. 3 windows to ground and 1st floor over (obscured) basement; piended canted dormer windows to outer right and to outer left.

E AND W ELEVATIONS: small window towards rear at 1st floor, 2 small windows toward centre in attic.

12-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slates. Ashlar coped broad gablehead stacks and skews, cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.

STEPS AND RAILINGS: flight of 11 steps thrown over basement to main entrance with decorative cast-iron railings to centre, plain cast-iron to outer edges.

Statement of Interest

According to Gifford, this was built in 1807 for William Young of the Grange Distillery. The building is similar to the nearby Bank House Hotel in the High Street.

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