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2 Townsend Place and Kirk Wynd

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Latitude: 56.1127 / 56°6'45"N

Longitude: -3.1597 / 3°9'35"W

OS Eastings: 327977

OS Northings: 691715

OS Grid: NT279917

Mapcode National: GBR 29.LXRS

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.FML8

Entry Name: 2 Townsend Place and Kirk Wynd

Listing Date: 28 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381130

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36361

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy Central

Traditional County: Fife

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John Stevenson, mason, 1808, with additions to plans Mr Martin and James Elliott; doorpiece added 1839; E extension William Little, 1867; S wing added after 1881 (see Notes) dormers added 1899. 2-storey and attic, 6-bay, rectangular-plan manse with single storey offices to rear. Harled with painted margins and quoin strips. Base and eaves courses. Chamfered arrises and stone mullions.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 5 original symmetrical bays with Doric-columned doorcase in bay to centre, deep-set panelled timber door and plate glass fanlight, 2 windows to flanking bays and regular fenestration at 1st floor; 2 piended dormer windows above flanking 19th century rooflight. Slightly recessed bay to outer right with advanced, corniced bipartite window to ground and smaller bipartite above with block pediment breaking eaves.

N (TOWNSEND PLACE) ELEVATION: window to left at ground and 2 small windows in gablehead; single storey bay to outer left.

S ELEVATION: part-glazed door to left at ground.

E ELEVATION: asymmetrical elevation including 3 advanced, piended single storey bays to right.

4-, 12-pane and plate glass glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slates. Coped rubble stacks to original building, coped ashlar stack to S wing, all with cans; thackstanes.

INTERIOR: plain cornices, etched glass screen door and timber balustered staircase with ball-finialled newels to original house. Ground floor room to S with decorative cornice and marble fireplace.

BOUNDARY WALLS: coped, coursed rubble boundary walls.

Statement of Interest

Still used as the manse for the Old Parish Church, the S wing was added during the ministry of Rev Campbell who took over this charge in 1881.

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