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Kirk Street and School Street, Galloway Inn

A Category B Listed Building in Markinch, Fife

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Latitude: 56.2059 / 56°12'21"N

Longitude: -3.1347 / 3°8'4"W

OS Eastings: 329706

OS Northings: 702056

OS Grid: NO297020

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.DXCK

Mapcode Global: WH6RG.T8GT

Entry Name: Kirk Street and School Street, Galloway Inn

Listing Date: 24 November 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 382793

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37651

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Markinch

County: Fife

Town: Markinch

Electoral Ward: Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch

Traditional County: Fife

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Early 19th century with later additions and possibly incorporating earlier fabric. 2-storey, 3-bay, L-plan coaching inn with pilastered doorcase, on ground falling to S. Painted dressed ashlar and coursed rubble, painted margins and quoin strips; eaves course.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Panelled timber door with plate glass fanlight in pilastered and corniced doorcase at centre, windows in flanking bays and 3 regular windows close to eaves at 1st floor.

S entrance: modern flat-roofed extension at ground not included in this listing. M-gabled above with window to right of centre at 1st floor. Recessed wall to right with garage openings at ground and 2 windows at 1st floor, single storey lean-to extension in re-entrant angle.

N ENTRANCE: irregular fenestration, M-gable bridged-in and cart-bay to left of centre blocked.

E ELEVATION: gable end with modern stair extension.

Mainly 8-, 12- and plate glass glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows, top-opening timber windows to right at W and to E stair extension. Grey slates to W (small at apex) and pantiles. Coped ashlar stacks with some polygonal cans to S, coped brick to N and truncated ashlar to E. Ashlar coped skews with ropework scroll skewputts to W.

Statement of Interest

Pigot mentions this as the "old-est inn, with stabling for 12 horses" with Mr Galloway the landlord from approximately 1829-43. A sketch plan of Markinch by David Thomson dated 1765 shows a rectangular-plan building on this site.

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