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41-49 (Odd Nos) Church Street

A Category C Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Latitude: 56.1236 / 56°7'24"N

Longitude: -3.1398 / 3°8'23"W

OS Eastings: 329240

OS Northings: 692903

OS Grid: NT292929

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.L2LL

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.RB2X

Entry Name: 41-49 (Odd Nos) Church Street

Listing Date: 26 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392424

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45498

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East

Traditional County: Fife

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Dated 1866. 11-bay, 2-storey and part-basement, former linen factory and single storey pantiled outbuilding (former byre?) on ground falling to W. Coursed and snecked rubble with dressed margins. Segmental-headed entrance.

S ELEVATION: wide segmental-headed opening in bay to right of centre with 3 windows beyond to right and door to outer right; 6 windows to left, that to outer left over door in raised basement. 5 regularly disposed decorative cast-iron tie-rod ends between floors and regular fenestration to 1st floor with datestone between bays 5 and 6 at cill height. Single storey building to left with 2-leaf boarded timber door and timber lintel in wide opening to right of centre, window to outer right and 2 small windows to left.

W ELEVATION: ball-finialled gable with pantiled building adjoining at ground and window in gablehead.

E ELEVATION: ball-finialled gable with doors to outer right and left, and blocked window in gablehead.

4-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case window to 1st floor bay 3, all other openings blocked. Grey slates and traditional clay pantiles. Coped ashlar stacks, those to single storey building with thackstanes, and ashlar-coped skews.

Statement of Interest

Built by Robert Speedie, linen manufacturer of Sinclairtown, when linen manufacture was "the principal trade of the town ... with the collateral branches of flax-spinning, bleaching and machine-making" (NSA, p752). Westwaters (also linen manufacturers) later took over the building.

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