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5 Abbey Park Place, Including Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0697 / 56°4'10"N

Longitude: -3.4611 / 3°27'39"W

OS Eastings: 309139

OS Northings: 687280

OS Grid: NT091872

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PND3

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.TP1R

Entry Name: 5 Abbey Park Place, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 362463

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25995

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Earlier 19th century with alterations. 2-storey and basement; 3-bay; rectangular-plan; detached house with single storey; single bay; flanking wings (to E and W). Classical design with Greek Doric columns to porch and full-height pilasters to either side of principal (N) elevation. Painted ashlar principal elevation (wings painted droved ashlar); coursed stugged sandstone elsewhere; ashlar/droved ashlar dressings. Base course; eaves cornice with shallow parapet to principal elevation; eaves band elsewhere. Cill band to ground floor; apron band to 1st floor to principal elevation to main block. Architraved windows except to basement of principal elevation and extended part of W wing.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: slightly projecting central entrance bay; steps up to open porch with entablature supported on pair of Greek Doric columns at front; pair of pilasters to rear flanking 4-panel timber door with border-glazed rectangular fanlight. Flanking windows to each floor and one above; those to ground floor are are corniced; those to 1st floor have panelled aprons; all (apart from those to basement) have moulded architraves. Panelled giant pilasters to either side of main block; low parapet at eaves slightly higher and panelled and corniced above pilasters and entrance bay. Flanking wings set back slightly; window with moulded architrave to each; that to left is blocked. Basement entrance with 4-panel timber door to left wing.

S ELEVATION: regularly fenestrated (window to each bay to each floor) apart from 2 bays to left of ground floor, which are occupied by large inserted rectangular-plan 12-light oriel window supported on pair of square-plan piers at basement level. Window to right has been altered to door to steel balcony and steps. 1st floor window to outer right has later wrought-iron balcony. Margins to either side of main block. Wings set back to either side; that to left has been extended on this side and has 2 windows (one narrow); that to right has been extended at basement level on this side; window set back to original wing.

E ELEVATION: basement occupied by single storey extension to left. 3 windows to left of ground floor to main block; ground floor wing to right. Window to centre of 1st floor.

W ELEVATION: blocked entrance and window to right to basement of main block. Single storey wing (with later extension to right) to left of ground floor. Window to centre of 1st floor.

Mainly 12 and 15-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate hipped roof to main block; low (possibly flat) roofs to wings; original wing to W has piended finialled rooflight. Pair of corniced wallhead stacks to either side (E and W) of main block; corniced ashlar stack with Gothic mouldings to E wing; round cans.

INTERIOR: fittings mainly date from early/earlier 20th century; including oak dog-leg staircase with carved balustrade and prominent newel posts (that to ground floor has angel finial with torchere). Oak dado panelling to stairs/hallway. Plaster panelling and frieze and ceiling decoration in Georgian style to dining room. Leaded stained glass stair window and dining room window, both incorporating swags; Art Deco leaded stained glass upper panes to rear oriel window.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low coped sandstone wall to front (N). Coped coursed rubble sandstone wall encloses grounds on remaining sides.

Statement of Interest

A fine example of a small classical urban villa. It has an early/earlier 20th century interior of fine quality.

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