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Latitude: 56.0707 / 56°4'14"N
Longitude: -3.4643 / 3°27'51"W
OS Eastings: 308939
OS Northings: 687398
OS Grid: NT089873
Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PFPM
Mapcode Global: WH5QR.RNJZ
Entry Name: 13-15 (Odd Nos) Kirkgate, the Old Inn
Listing Date: 19 December 1979
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 362445
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25976
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central
Traditional County: Fife
Late 19th century rebuilding of earlier structure; altered late 20th century. 3-storey and attic; 5-bay; narrow rectangular-plan main block with large rectangular-plan rear wing. Substantially fenestrated principal (E) elevation with central oriel bay to 1st and 2nd floors and conical-roofed and flanking dormers. Rendered principal elevation with painted ashlar dressings; brick to S gable and coursed dressed stone to N elevation of main block; harled rear wing. Band course, eaves cornice and moulded eaves band to principal elevation; ashlar architraves to 1st and 2nd floor windows.
E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central entrance to largely late 20th century ground floor pub frontage. Roll-moulded timber architrave; part-glazed timber door. 2 entrances to left (that to outer left gives access to pend); both with chamfered and stopped timber architraves; part-glazed timber doors. 3-light window with chamfered and stopped timber mullions and architrave to right. Projecting central bay comprising 5-light oriel windows to 1st and 2nd floors; lower one corbelled out over ground floor entrance and with ball mouldings beneath cill; upper one corbelled out slightly further and with crenellated parapet; both with chamfered and stopped mullions and lintels. Single window to 2 flanking bays to each floor; each with chamfered and stopped surround. Semi-octagonal conical-roofed dormer with lead finial to centre above; window lights to 3 outer faces. Flanking 3-light gabled dormers with timber bargeboards, pendant cross-braced finals, overhanging eaves and 2 pairs of squat pilasters beneath cills. Moulded brackets flanking eaves.
N ELEVATION: built into sloping ground. Coped truncated gable end of main block to left; blank. Irregularly fenestrated rear wing extends to right.
W ELEVATION: irregularly fenestrated elevation to rear wing, which adjoins main block.
2 and 4-pane timber sash and case windows and 4 and 8-pane casements with top opening sections to principal elevation. Steeply pitched roof with truncated gable to main block. Flanking wallhead stacks to truncated gable ends of main block; that to S is largely rendered with moulded coping; that to right is of coursed stugged sandstone; octagonal cans.
The building is said to be the oldest hostelry in Dunfermline. The earliest recorded public coach service to Edinburgh started from here in 1806.
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