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Coaltown of Balgonie, 88 Main Street, East House with Outbuildings, Boundary Wall, Gatepiers, Gates and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Markinch, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.184 / 56°11'2"N

Longitude: -3.1303 / 3°7'49"W

OS Eastings: 329938

OS Northings: 699619

OS Grid: NT299996

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.GBPV

Mapcode Global: WH6RG.WTKM

Entry Name: Coaltown of Balgonie, 88 Main Street, East House with Outbuildings, Boundary Wall, Gatepiers, Gates and Railings

Listing Date: 1 March 1996

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 389287

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42973

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Markinch

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Glenrothes Central and Thornton

Parish: Markinch

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Earlier 19th century, with later addition. 2 storey, 3 bay house in terraced pair . Droved ashlar with squared and snecked rubble to sides and rear, rusticated quoins and polished margins. Base course, eaves cornice. Architraved openings, those to S canopied with fluted frieze at ground and bracketed at 1st floor.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Deep set, part glazed timber door at centre with 2 pane fanlight in corniced, architraved surround with fluted frieze, windows in flanking bays, regular fenestration at 1st floor.

E ELEVATION: window to outer left at 1st floor and gablehead stack; return elevation of extension projecting at outer right with door to left, adjacent window to right, window in gablehead and adjoining outbuilding to outer right.

N ELEVATION: detail largely obscured by boundary wall. M gable projecting to left with window and stack in each gablehead, lean to extension in re entrant angle to right.

4 pane and plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows to extension (see E elevation); top opening timber windows elsewhere. Grey slates. Cavetto coped ashlar stacks with clay cans; ashlar coped skews with decorative scroll skewputts; thackstanes.

OUTBUILDINGS: pantiled, squared rubble building (former gig house) with boarded timber garage door to S and blocked semicircular hayloft opening above in gablehead; ashlar coped skews and scroll skewputts. Further pantiled outbuilding to NE of site.

BOUNDARY WALL, GATEPIERS, GATES AND RAILINGS: ashlar coped low rubble boundary walls with decorative cast iron gate and railings to SE; ashlar coped high rubble boundary walls, coped ashlar gatepiers and cast iron gates to SW.

Statement of Interest

Terraced pair with No 90 Main Street.

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