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65 Inglis Street and Pilmuir Street, Carnegie Clinic

A Category B Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0738 / 56°4'25"N

Longitude: -3.4602 / 3°27'36"W

OS Eastings: 309203

OS Northings: 687736

OS Grid: NT092877

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.P8L9

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.TLGM

Entry Name: 65 Inglis Street and Pilmuir Street, Carnegie Clinic

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 362513

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26040

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline North

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

H and D Barclay of Glasgow, 1909-12. 2-storey; I-plan; free Renaissance design with mullioned and transomed windows and crowsteped gables; health clinic and former college. Sandstone ashlar to most parts; coursed stugged snecked sandstone to NE gable end. Moulded band courses above ground floor and at 1st floor cill level to principal (Carnegie Street and Pilmuir Street) elevations; also moulded eaves cornice and pierced parapet (incorporating alternating geometric shapes with stepped edges). Moulded chamfered reveals to windows.

E (INGLIS STREET) ELEVATION: 11-bay. Entrance with chamfered surround to left of centre; glazed replacement door; round-arched fanlight in moulded surround. Flanking pairs of mullioned and transomed windows; quadripartites to left; sexpartites to right. Narrow transomed bipartite and quadripartite to far right. Flanking outer pairs of narrow bipartites with moulded architraves; both with shared moulded pediment of double curved design with pair of paterae and thistle finial at centre; pendant moulding below. Sexpartite mullioned and transomed window to centre of 1st floor; alternate quadripartites and sexpartites to 2 immediate flanking bays; quadripartites to each of 3 outer bays on either side. Pediment-like gable to centre; festooned panels along base; carved panel incorporating miniature pediment centred above; flanking moulded stone urn-like finials to gable; each on low post carved with lion's head; stack at apex.

W (CARNEGIE STREET) ELEVATION: 5-bay. Round-arched entrance with keystone and flanking free Ionic rusticated pilasters to right; pedimented above ground floor band course with cartouche to centre and pilasters rising to 1st floor cill course; panelled 2-leaf timber door with lugged architrave and leaded fanlight. Mullioned and transomed windows to each floor/bay; quadripartites to ground floor, apart from sexpartite to left of entrance; sexpartites to 1st floor, apart from taller quadripartite to outer right. Pediment-like gable to pair of bays to left of centre; aedicule with solomonic columns and putto/cartouche at base to centre; flanking cartouches; urn-like finials to either side of gable and one (smaller/different design) at apex.

S ELEVATION: 10-bay. Eaves parapet continues along 4 bays to left. Narrow transomed bipartite to outer left of ground floor. Turreted bay to right; pair of bipartites to each floor. 2 adjoining bays set forward slightly; sexpartites to each floor/bay, apart from that to lower left (quadripartite and bipartite). 5 bays to right set back; regular quadripartite fenestration apart from to polygonal-plan stairtower with timber finial to right; segmental-headed keystoned entrance to centre; 9-light window above with flanking double-transomed tripartites. Gable end bay with upper sexpartite projects to outer right; canted bay with sexpartite and flanking bipartites to left return; bipartites to either side.

N ELEVATION: Gable end with pair of narrow upper windows to left. 9 irregular bays set back to right; mainly large single-light windows to ground floor and quadripartites above; canted oriel to outer left; single-storey turret below to gable end re-entrant. Projecting gable end to outer right adjoins Carnegie Centre.

Replacement UPVC windows (to original glazing pattern). Grey slate roof with red ridge tiles and louvred vents at intervals apart from at W end. Wide corniced ashlar stacks with band courses; one to W ridge; pair of gableheads to E; narrow gablehead to E elevation; round cans where in existence. Original cast-iron rainwater goods with decorative hoppers incorporating thistle and fleur de lys motifs.

INTERIOR: retains many original doorways with chamfered ashlar surrounds; panelled timber doors with glazed upper panel. Open well staircase with cast and wrought-iron balustrade incorportating thistle motif to S stairtower.

Statement of Interest

A finely constructed institutional building incorporating an eclectic mixture of stylistic references including Renaissance, Scottish, Baroque and Jacobean. Built with money donated by the Dunfermline-born multi-millionaire, Andrew Carnegie, as 'College of Hygiene and School Clinics'. Adjoins Carnegie Centre (see separate list description) at NW corner.

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