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Latitude: 56.2064 / 56°12'23"N
Longitude: -3.1348 / 3°8'5"W
OS Eastings: 329702
OS Northings: 702114
OS Grid: NO297021
Mapcode National: GBR 2B.DXB2
Mapcode Global: WH6RG.T8FF
Entry Name: 11 and 11a School Street with Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 24 November 1972
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 382795
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37653
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch
Traditional County: Fife
Robert Hutchison 1825 and 1835 on site of and possibly incorporating 18th century school. Single storey, 7-bay pair of cottages (former school and schoolmaster?s house) with piended extension to rear. Coursed, droved and squared sandstone with random rubble to sides and rear, large droved long and short quoins. Eaves course.
S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical. Window off-centre left, flanked to left and right by doors with flanking windows; boarded doors with plate glass fanlights.
24-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with some cans, ashlar coped skews and scroll skewputts; cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.
BOUNDARY WALL: semicircular coped rubble boundary wall.
The original Parish School built on this site was referred to in 1784 as 1 of "only 3 grey slate houses" in Markinch, the others being the manse and ?My Lords Chamber?. In 1800 Niel Ballingal (heritor?s clerk/surveyor/architect) was working on the school, but the present structure appears to be later in date, possibly incorporating masonry and scroll skewputts from the earlier building. This is confirmed by the NSA, reviewing the Statistical Report of 1791-99 "the dwelling-house also being old and incommodious" with the current dwelling-house being "of late erection, and affords accommodation considerably beyond the statutory amount".
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