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10 High Street (3 Bank Street)

A Category C Listed Building in Inverkeithing, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0309 / 56°1'51"N

Longitude: -3.3975 / 3°23'51"W

OS Eastings: 313006

OS Northings: 682883

OS Grid: NT130828

Mapcode National: GBR 20.S4P1

Mapcode Global: WH6S3.SN9Z

Entry Name: 10 High Street (3 Bank Street)

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 379543

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB35094

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverkeithing

County: Fife

Town: Inverkeithing

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Earlier 19th century. 2-storey, attic and basement (in fall of ground to E), 3-bay, square-plan town house converted to restaurant and flat above. Rendered; base course interrupted by later shop front; moulded architraves at 1st floor front elevation; painted margins; painted rusticated quoins; dentilled cornice; pitched roof dormers; scrolled skewputts.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Central pilastered doorway, three-light rectangular fanlight, flanking pilastered shop windows; horizontal plain fascia extending over windows and door (all inserted in late 20th century). 3 evenly spaced 1st floor windows. Gabled bipartite dormers with slate cheeks in outer bays, linking slate-hung horizontal dormer.

E ELEVATION: 3-bay; irregular fenestration. 2-leaf timber panelled door with plain fanlight to far right; 2 basement windows to left. Ground floor window off-centre right. Large margin-paned stair window to right. Bipartite window at 1st floor. Small square attic window

N (REAR) ELEVATION: plain wallhead; adjoins No 8 High Street to right. Slate-hung box dormers.

W ELEVATION: ground floor window off-centre right; timber panelled door to far right. 2 1st floor windows. Small square attic window off-centre right.

Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows; plate glass in timber shop windows. Pitched roof; grey slates; straight ashlar skews, scrolled and carved skewputts; coped gablehead ashlar stacks.

Statement of Interest

Ground floor presently the Happy Palace Restaurant (2003). This building demonstrates good detailing and is situated in a prominent position at the top of Inverkeithing's former market place. This building also acts as a counterpart to 54, 56 High Street (see separate listing) of similar date and design, located at the opposite end of the market place.

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