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Latitude: 56.0709 / 56°4'15"N
Longitude: -3.456 / 3°27'21"W
OS Eastings: 309460
OS Northings: 687410
OS Grid: NT094874
Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PHK4
Mapcode Global: WH5QR.WNHT
Entry Name: 1-7 (Inclusive Nos) Queen's Court, Former Commercial School
Listing Date: 12 January 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 362486
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26016
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central
Traditional County: Fife
1816. 3-storey; 5-bay; rectangular-plan detached block with single-storey single bay wing to E. Built as schoolhouse; now converted to flats. Classical design with flanking Doric columns to main entrance. Harled exterior with droved sandstone ashlar dressings. Base course, moulded eaves band and chanelled angle quoins to principal (S) elevation. Architraved windows throughout.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: projecting central entrance bay. Entrance with ashlar surround and flanking engaged Doric columns supporting entablature; 6-panel timber door with replacement fanlight. Flat-lintelled Palladian window with false (blocked and painted) side lights. 2 windows to each floor set back to flanking bays. Single storey wing (probably schoolmaster's house) adjoins to right; single window.
N ELEVATION: window to each floor to each bay. One large and one small window to single-storey wing set back slightly to left.
E ELEVATION: entrance to single-storey wing to centre. Main block set back blank.
W ELEVATION: windows to centre to 1st and 2nd floors.
12-pane timber sash and case windows. Piended grey slate roofs. Coped wallhead stacks to either (E and W) sides; round cans.
INTERIOR: late 20th century staircase to centre. Individual flats not inspected (1998).
A purpose-built school. According to Chalmers it belonged (in 1845) to the fraternity of guildry and was under its patronage and management (presumably it was also built by the fraternity).
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