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11 and 11a School Street with Boundary Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Markinch, Fife

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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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 382795

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37653

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Markinch

County: Fife

Town: Markinch

Electoral Ward: Glenrothes North, Leslie and Markinch

Traditional County: Fife

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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.

Statement of Interest

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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