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Viewforth House, 2 North Overgate, Kinghorn

A Category B Listed Building in Kinghorn, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0721 / 56°4'19"N

Longitude: -3.1738 / 3°10'25"W

OS Eastings: 327028

OS Northings: 687203

OS Grid: NT270872

Mapcode National: GBR 29.PDXT

Mapcode Global: WH6S1.6MYY

Plus Code: 9C8R3RCG+RF

Entry Name: Viewforth House, 2 North Overgate, Kinghorn

Listing Name: 2 North Overgate, Viewforth House Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 10 September 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381000

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36259

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kinghorn

County: Fife

Town: Kinghorn

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Traditional County: Fife

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18th century, altered 19th century. 2-storey and basement, 3-bay, rectangular-plan house, in irregular terrace on ground falling to SE. Rendered with painted margins.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. 2 small square windows at basement to right (SE) of centre; centre bay at ground with 2 steps up to deep-set panelled timber door and tall 2-pane fanlight, windows in flanking bays and regular fenestration to 1st floor.

NE ELEVATION: windows to each floor in bay to left and off-centre right at 1st floor, ancillary building to right obscuring further detail. Traditional pantiled dormer windows projecting over off-centre right and left bays with small modern rooflight to right.

12-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Pantiles with slate eaves easing course. Coped ashlar stacks with thackstanes and cans; ashlar-coped skews.

Statement of Interest

Formerly 'The Ship Tavern' which transferred to South Overgate. The form of door suggests that it leads directly onto stair and that the ground floor originally served for storage/workshop purposes.

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