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112 South Street (Second House in Close)

A Category B Listed Building in St Andrews, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3388 / 56°20'19"N

Longitude: -2.7967 / 2°47'47"W

OS Eastings: 350847

OS Northings: 716557

OS Grid: NO508165

Mapcode National: GBR 2R.4MMV

Mapcode Global: WH7S0.0XJZ

Entry Name: 112 South Street (Second House in Close)

Listing Date: 28 April 1959

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 386664

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB40699

Building Class: Cultural

Location: St Andrews

County: Fife

Town: St Andrews

Electoral Ward: St Andrews

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Dated 1734. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay house. Restored late 1930s by

J Donald Mills of Mills and Shepherd architects. Harled, painted margins (chamfered to door and window to right), slate roof, 4-pane timber sash and case windows. 2-leaf flush panelled door to centre with glazed top panes, marriage lintel inscribed with anchor motif and JR EC, window to left and right, 2 windows to 1st floor with small window at centre, swept dormer.

INTERIOR: fielded panelled room to ground and 1st floor, fielded panelled doors, some 18th/19th century chimneypieces, moulded cornices.

Statement of Interest

The close wall to the east (part of 108, 110 South Street, listed category B, Item 108) which includes various blocked openings is an important part of the setting of all the buildings in this close.

This house and the adjoining house at the end of the close have been integrated into one since the late 1930s when both properties were restored by the Rev Alexander Rutherford Howell. Mr Howell was a founder member of the St Andrews Preservation Trust, a pioneering body in the building preservation trust movement in Scotland and influential in initiating the restoration of much of the medieval core of

St Andrews, especially close properties such as this. Mr Howell had previously worked with Robert Lorimer on the restoration of Paisley Abbey where he was a minister from 1918 to 1935; he is the author of PAISLEY ABBEY, ITS HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE, AND ART (1929).

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