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6, 8 High Street

A Category C Listed Building in Inverkeithing, Fife

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Latitude: 56.031 / 56°1'51"N

Longitude: -3.3974 / 3°23'50"W

OS Eastings: 313016

OS Northings: 682896

OS Grid: NT130828

Mapcode National: GBR 20.S4Q3

Mapcode Global: WH6S3.SNDW

Entry Name: 6, 8 High Street

Listing Date: 12 July 1985

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 379544

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB35095

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverkeithing

County: Fife

Town: Inverkeithing

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Traditional County: Fife

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Earlier 19th century; early 20th century shop front. 2-storey, attic and basement (in lower ground to rear), 3-bay with additional curved bay to S, square-plan tenement and shop. Painted stugged ashlar; stone cills; eaves course; carved scrolled skewputts. Edwardian shop front including Art Nouveau stained glass and stained glass fanlight to left; 2 large canted and gabled dormers.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: recessed doorway off-centre right to plate glass and timber Edwardian shop front, Art Nouveau stained glass roundels and decorative lead astragals to upper panes (boarded); timber panelled tenement door to far left with Art Nouveau stained glass fanlight above. 4 unevenly spaced 1st floor windows. 2 large gabled and canted dormers with slate cheeks.

S ELEVATION: adjoins No 10 High Street.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-bays. Central basement door (blocked with sheet metal); small window to left. 3 windows at ground floor level with iron bars (central window of smaller size). 3 unevenly spaced 1st floor windows. Slate hung box dormer.

N ELEVATION: adjoins Nos 4 and 4a High Street.

Late 20th century uPVC windows to 1st and attic floors. Pitched roof; graded grey slates; straight stone skews; carved scrolled skewputts; coped brick stack to S; circular clay cans.

INTERIOR: no original features remaining (2003).

Statement of Interest

Displays earlier 19th century fabric similar to No 10 High Street (see separate listing) and was probably built at the same time as its neighbour. Since the original date of listing (1985), the earlier timber sash and case glazing to the 1st floor and dormer windows have been removed. Nevertheless, this building still displays an attractive, although partially concealed, Edwardian shop front and contributes to the Outstanding Conservation Area streetscape.

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