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211-217 (Odd Nos) High Street

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1116 / 56°6'41"N

Longitude: -3.158 / 3°9'28"W

OS Eastings: 328085

OS Northings: 691587

OS Grid: NT280915

Mapcode National: GBR 29.LY7D

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.GNF4

Entry Name: 211-217 (Odd Nos) High Street

Listing Date: 16 October 1981

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381102

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36341

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

1859 (Nos 215 and 217, dated), and later 19th century (Nos 211 and 213), irregular terrace altered and linked at ground. Nos 215 and 217 with elaborate High Renaissance and Jacobean arcading, and floreate and scroll detail. Polished ashlar. Common ground floor cornice.

NOS 211 AND 213: 3-storey and attic, 2-bay tenement with shop at ground. Bracketed, lugged and architraved windows; segmentally pedimented windowheads in mansard, blind balustrade. Stone mullions.

S (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: modern shop to ground adjoining Nos 215 and 217. 2 bipartite windows each to 1st and 2nd floors; 2 windows with bracketed and pedimented windowheads flanking balustrade with similarly pedimented outer piers.

NOS 215 AND 217: 3-storey, 3-bay commercial building. 2nd floor cill course with nailhead eaves cornice and balustrade. Round-headed windows, rusticated voussoirs, 2nd floor impost band, hoodmoulds and keystones. Stone mullions. Strapwork carving.

S (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: modern shop front at ground. 1st floor with 3 decorative astragalled, arcaded round-headed windows with decorative jambs and voussoirs; carved detail to spandrels below 2nd floor cill course, initials and date flanking 6 arcaded round-headed windows with chamfered and pilastered jambs, decorative arches and keystones; pierced balustrade with decorative dies above.

Plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows, fixed glazing to 2nd floor E and ground. Grey slates. Cavetto coped end stacks with full complement of cans. Decorative cast-iron rainwater hopper.

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