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Latitude: 56.1474 / 56°8'50"N
Longitude: -3.1406 / 3°8'26"W
OS Eastings: 329231
OS Northings: 695557
OS Grid: NT292955
Mapcode National: GBR 2B.JNCJ
Mapcode Global: WH6RN.QRN5
Entry Name: Thornton Road, Kincraig
Listing Date: 27 March 1986
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 381129
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36360
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Glenrothes Central and Thornton
Traditional County: Fife
1937. 2-storey and tower, flat-roofed Modern Movement villa with curved angles. Harled with concrete dressings, cills and lintels.
E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: advanced bay to left of centre with tripartite window to each floor on curved angle, corbelled wallhead stack to outer left flanked by stepped wallhead and iron railings; flat-roofed porch with panelled door in splayed reveals and small window on return to right in re-entrant angle to centre, stair window above; tower to right with small window to left at ground and horizontal window to upper level.
S ELEVATION: curved angle with fenestration as above to outer right bay, bipartite window to each floor at centre and flat-roofed, quadripartite bow window to left at ground with tripartite window above. Stepped wallhead with railings, and door to tower.
N ELEVATION: tower to left with stair window and small horizontal window to upper level. Asymmetrical fenestration to right in single and 2-storey bays.
W ELEVATION: window to each floor in 2 bays to right, single storey bay projecting to left. Further horizontal window to upper level of tower.
Original lying-pane, small-pane and margined glazing patterns in metal windows throughout. Coped, harled stacks with cans; cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.
Built for a scrap metal dealer whose occupation was reflected in the original name of 'Noridlo' read backwards. McKean says "Roof railings may be indicative of a roof terrace", and "the idea of a roof garden was very popular", part of the Modern Movement's nautical streamlined references to decks and port-holes.
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