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Thornton Road, Kincraig

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381129

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36360

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Glenrothes Central and Thornton

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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