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Balgonie Policies, Turbine House

A Category B Listed Building in Markinch, Fife

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Latitude: 56.1951 / 56°11'42"N

Longitude: -3.1125 / 3°6'44"W

OS Eastings: 331065

OS Northings: 700833

OS Grid: NO310008

Mapcode National: GBR 2C.FNPC

Mapcode Global: WH6RH.5K43

Entry Name: Balgonie Policies, Turbine House

Listing Date: 1 March 1996

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 389281

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42969

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Markinch

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Glenrothes Central and Thornton

Parish: Markinch

Traditional County: Fife

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Dated 1922. Square plan, crenellated water powered turbine house on River Leven. Multicoloured brick with stone cills, keystones and coping. Round headed openings.

S ELEVATION: symmetrical. Wide 2 leaf boarded timber door with blocked semicircular fanlight at centre and windows in flanking bays. Corbelled and mutuled cornice below crenellated parapet with date stone at centre.

W ELEVATION: large openings for water inlets at ground to right of centre and off centre left, cornice and parapet as detailed above.

N ELEVATION: window to right and left of centre, cornice parapet as detailed above but with semicircular stone at centre and angle round

to left.

E ELEVATION: large window at centre with glazed occuli in flanking bays, cornice and parapet as detailed above.

Small pane glazing pattern over 2 and 3 light plate glass glazing.

INTERIOR: boarded timber roof over cast iron girders.

Statement of Interest

Current electricity production rate of approximately 1000KW per hour to be increased by heightening weir by 2? (1995). Owned by Norgen Hydro Power Ltd.

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