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275 and 277 High Street

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1129 / 56°6'46"N

Longitude: -3.1563 / 3°9'22"W

OS Eastings: 328189

OS Northings: 691724

OS Grid: NT281917

Mapcode National: GBR 29.LYP5

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.HM65

Entry Name: 275 and 277 High Street

Listing Date: 28 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381111

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36348

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Early 19th century with 20th century alterations. 3-storey with attic, 6-bay tenement with shops at ground. Ashlar, harl and dry-dash with stone cills and quoins. Ground floor bracketed cornice and eaves cornice, both mutuled.

S (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: ground floor with traditional shop to left of centre with in-canted part-glazed door at centre and flanking display windows below fascia; ashlar pier to centre with decorative fluted brackets and modern shop to right; 6 windows each to 1st and 2nd floors, pedimented attic with 2 windows and broad gablehead stack breaking eaves to centre, piended timber dormer windows over outer bays.

N ELEVATION: much detail obscured but centre attic gablet (as S elevation) visible, and slightly lower part-crowstepped building to N.

12-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows, fixed plate glass glazing to shops. Grey slates. Ashlar coped skews and cavetto coped ashlar stacks, some with cans. Cast-iron downpipes and decorative rainwater hopper to SE.

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