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Latitude: 56.0731 / 56°4'23"N
Longitude: -3.4624 / 3°27'44"W
OS Eastings: 309062
OS Northings: 687665
OS Grid: NT090876
Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.P836
Mapcode Global: WH5QR.SMD3
Entry Name: Carnegie Drive, Dunfermline Fire Station
Listing Date: 12 July 1985
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 362515
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26042
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central
Traditional County: Fife
James Shearer, 1934. 3-storey; 6-bay; rectangular-plan; fire station. Asymmetrical modernist design with tall parapet to roof to principal (S) and most of side elevations; horizontal banding; prominent training tower to NW corner and large triple entranceway to principal (S) elevation. Exterior largely harled with exposed engineering brick to most of ground floor and elsewhere; ashlar dressings. Cill and lintel courses to 1st and 2nd floors to principal elevation and parts of side elevations; band course above 2nd floor windows to tallest stage of main block; 2nd floor cill band to part of W elevation. Engineering brick courses to upper levels of descent tower and training tower.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: large triple entranceway with wide engineering brick architrave to centre; 3 large entrances (for fire engines), each with deep splayed jambs; narrow ashlar connecting lintel supporting deep parapet with flanking moulded ashlar finials; glazed replacement doors. Pedestrian entrance adjoins outer left jamb; 2-leaf panelled timber door; cantilevered stone canopy above extends across window to left; carved coat of arms above door. Pair of windows to outer right of ground floor. Rectangular-plan oriel (lower sections in engineering brick) rising to roof to outer left of 1st and 2nd floors; 5 regular bays (window to each) to right.
W ELEVATION: slightly projecting engineering brick bay rising to 2nd floor cill level to right; flanking moulded ashlar finials at apex; geometric stone panel above upper of 2 slightly recessed windows. 3 bays to left; entrance to central one to ground floor. 2 windows to centre to 2nd floor. Parapet stepped down along roof in 2 stages to left. Entrance to outer right.
E ELEVATION: slightly projecting section to left; 2 windows to ground floor; window to each of upper levels to right return. Small single storey engineering brick section to re-entrant; large glazed section set back above; entrance set back to right. Descent tower to outer right; narrow window to each of 3 levels.
N ELEVATION: 3 large entrances (for fire engines) to ground floor. 5 alternating wide and narrow windows set within engineering brick band to floor above. 3 boxed dormers to upper floor. Descent tower adjoins to outer left; entrance to ground floor; narrow and wider windows on alternate levels. 6-stage training tower projects to outer right; entrance to ground floor; opening to each level above. Window set back to outer right of ground floor.
Multi-pane steel casements with top hoppers. Roofing material not seen.
INTERIOR: internal doors renewed. Pole shafts intact to descent tower.
A well designed 1930's modernist building. Something of a departure for Shearer, who did a lot of work for the Carnegie Trust.
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