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25 Canmore Street

A Category B Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0702 / 56°4'12"N

Longitude: -3.4602 / 3°27'36"W

OS Eastings: 309197

OS Northings: 687338

OS Grid: NT091873

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PGML

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.TPHC

Entry Name: 25 Canmore Street

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 362455

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25985

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Circa 1860. 2-storey and basement; 3-bay; rectangular-plan detached villa (now offices). Classical design with pilastered porch and corniced windows to ground floor of principle (N) elevation. Polished ashlar principle elevation; coursed rough-dressed sandstone with ashlar dressings elsewhere. Base course to ground floor; eaves cornice. Architraved windows. V-jointed angle quoins to main block.

N (PRINCIPLE) ELEVATION: entrance with 8-panel timber door in moulded surround to central porch; pilasters at angles support entablature with dentilled cornice; narrow round-arched window to left and right returns. Window above and one to either side to ground and 1st floors; all with moulded architraves; those to 1st floor are lugged.


W ELEVATION: architraved centrance to centre; 6-panel timber door. Narrow window immediately to left. Round-arched window above.

Mainly 10-pane timber sash and case windows with lying pane windows. Grey slate piended roof. Corniced wallhead stack with flanking outer flues distinguished to either side (E and W); octagonal/round cans.

INTERIOR: not inspected (1998).

Statement of Interest

Two blocked entrances in the cellars of No 1 Canmore Street are thought to lead to a buried medieval passageway, or vennel, which may extend in an easterly direction as far as No 29 Canmore Street. Little detailed evidence is currently available, but there may be two distinct underground areas, known as 'Between the Wa's' and 'The King's Sewer'. The structure is understood to follow a course which lies underneath the properties at Nos 1, 7, 25, 27 and 29 Canmore Street (see separate listings). There is also a stretch of abbey precinct wall (between Nos 21 and 25 Canmore Street) which is a scheduled monument.

List description updated June 2010.

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