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Latitude: 56.1116 / 56°6'41"N
Longitude: -3.157 / 3°9'25"W
OS Eastings: 328145
OS Northings: 691588
OS Grid: NT281915
Mapcode National: GBR 29.LYH4
Mapcode Global: WH6RV.GNW3
Entry Name: 218-222 (Even Nos) High Street Adam Smith House
Listing Date: 28 January 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 381105
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36344
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy Central
Traditional County: Fife
1834, altered at ground. 5-bay, 4-storey, classical tenement with shops at ground. Polished ashlar, long and short quoins. Ground floor cornice, 1st and 2nd floor cill courses, 3rd and 4th floor cornices. Segmental-headed arch (to S) with voussoirs; architraved surrounds, those to 1st floor shouldered.
N (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: ground floor with wide cart entrance with flagstones to centre at ground flanked by fluted Ionic columns in antis below corniced blocking course; lamps to outer pilasters, that to right with bronze plaque commemorating Adam Smith (see Notes); modern shops with deep fascias in flanking bays. 5 windows to each floor above, 4th floor slightly set-back and with smaller windows.
S ELEVATION: variety of elements including cart arch at centre, stair tower to right and corniced porch to left, both with panelled door and 2-part fanlight.
12-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with cans.
Adam Smith (1723-1790) lived in the house previously on this site, a 3-storey building with crowstepped gables to the street, it was demolished 1834. The plaque was erected in 1953 by the Kirkcaldy Naturalists.
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