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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 381137
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB36368
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East
Traditional County: Fife
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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