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Bothwell Street, the Rhodes, Including Gatepiers to Bothwell Street

A Category B Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0659 / 56°3'57"N

Longitude: -3.4543 / 3°27'15"W

OS Eastings: 309549

OS Northings: 686853

OS Grid: NT095868

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PXK2

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.XS7N

Entry Name: Bothwell Street, the Rhodes, Including Gatepiers to Bothwell Street

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 362518

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26044

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Dated 1695; extended/altered mid 20th century. 2-storey and attic; T-plan house with crowstepped gables (with beaked skewputts); single storey and attic; 20th century 2-bay addition built into sloping ground (to same height) to E. Harled exterior with painted ashlar dressings. Architraved windows to original section and upper floor of extension.

N ELEVATION: Gable end of short wing projects to right of centre to original house; window to 1st floor and one (inserted) to ground floor to right return, obscured by mid-20th century flat-roofed part-glazed porch to re-entrant. 2-bay section of main body set back to right; entrance to left (inside porch); earlier 20th century panelled timber door; window to each bay to 1st floor. 3-bay section of main body set back to left; mid-20th century single-bay extension (supported on pier) projects to 1st floor at left re-entrant of short wing; window set back to left; window to each bay to ground floor. Mid 20th century extension set back to outer left; entrance (with boarded timber door) to left of ground floor; window above to right.

S ELEVATION: original 5-bay section of house to left. Fairly regularly disposed windows to ground and 1st floors to 3 bays to left; entrance with modern 2-leaf glazed timber door between 1st and 2nd bays; small window (possibly fire window) to outer left of ground floor. Right bays obscured by modern conservatory at ground floor; inserted or enlarged entrance to penultimate bay to original house; replacement glazed door with rectangular fanlight; 'W W E A' carved on lintel of central window to 1st floor; '1695' on that to right; window to ground and 1st floor to right. Pair of modern boxed dormers to attic. Mid 20th century extension adjoins to right; window to both bays to each floor; that to left of ground floor has been substantially altered (or inserted) with entrance (with glazed door) to centre; those to attic are breaking-eaves dormers with catslide roofs.

W ELEVATION: blank gable end.

N ELEVATION: 2 attic windows to gable end of mid 20th century extension.

Mainly 2-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roofs. Gablehead stacks to either end of original block; central ridge stack; all corniced; small coped stack to S side of extension; round cans.

GATEPIERS: pair of late 18th century; square-plan; V-jointed sandstone ashlar gatepiers to main carriage entrance on Bothwell Street; moulded cornices and later squared coping.

Statement of Interest

Thought to have been built by William Walker, whose family held lands at Rhodes or 'Roddis' for many years (the initials of his wife are believed to have been E A).

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