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54 and 56 Townsend Place with Boundary Walls and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1141 / 56°6'50"N

Longitude: -3.1563 / 3°9'22"W

OS Eastings: 328192

OS Northings: 691861

OS Grid: NT281918

Mapcode National: GBR 29.LYNQ

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.HL67

Entry Name: 54 and 56 Townsend Place with Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 28 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381137

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36368

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Early 19th century. 2-storey with basement and attic, 3-bay, rectangular-plan flatted dwelling on ground falling to S, and in irregular terrace to W. Dressed ashlar with coursed rubble to sides and rear. Base, cill and eaves courses.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: flight of steps with flanking cast-iron railings oversailing basement to centre bay with corniced doorcase with Ionic columns and deep-set panelled timber door with radial-astragalled fanlight; windows in flanking bays to ground floor and basement, and regular fenestration to 1st floor. Small rooflights over bays to centre and right.

S ELEVATION: symmetrical fenestration to 1st floor and piended dormer window to left of centre, (ground floor not visible).

E ELEVATION: gabled bay with window to centre at 1st floor and attic (ground floor not visible). Shaped, harled screen wall with pedestrian door abutting to outer right at ground.

4- and 12-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with cans, ashlar-coped skews and thackstanes; cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.

INTERIOR: not seen (1996).

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: low saddleback-coped harled walls to S; coped rubble boundary walls elsewhere.

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