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Dunnikier Road, Fire Station with Boundary Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1167 / 56°7'0"N

Longitude: -3.1545 / 3°9'16"W

OS Eastings: 328313

OS Northings: 692155

OS Grid: NT283921

Mapcode National: GBR 29.LR7W

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.JJ35

Entry Name: Dunnikier Road, Fire Station with Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 27 March 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381073

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36318

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

George Duffus, Kirkcaldy Burgh Surveyor; 1938: interior altered 1990. Thirties Modern 3-storey fire station with tall square practice tower at NE. Ferro-concrete frame; mostly harled with ashlar and brick at ground W. Horizontal emphasis with deep ashlar base course, ground floor cornice, band course over 2nd floor and deep parapet.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Shallow advanced outer 2-bay pavilions with tripartite windows at ground and 2 windows to each floor above, flanked by 3 wide vehicle openings, outer 2 with iron cresting, centre opening with moulded, keystoned ashlar surround and flanking lamps; modern doors. 4 symmetrical bays to each floor above.

E ELEVATION: asymmetrical elevation with low flat-roofed extension projecting from square tower to outer left and taller practice tower to outer right; variety of openings with 2 decks above ground.

N ELEVATION: asymmetrical fenestration; door to centre at ground and tower to outer left.

S ELEVATION: asymmetrical fenestration.

Metal-framed casement windows with original glazing pattern. Asymmetrically-shouldered, corniced wallhead stacks and concealed roof.

INTERIOR: modern. Original floor and glazed tile dado retained in engine room.

BOUNDARY WALL: Ashlar-coped rubble built retaining wall to W.

Statement of Interest

Duffus' fire station, a close copy of James Shearer's 1935 station at Dunfermline, was built at a cost of ?15,235, and was officially opened on 20 April, 1938. The W doors were originally of mahogany.

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