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Latitude: 56.1233 / 56°7'23"N
Longitude: -3.14 / 3°8'23"W
OS Eastings: 329225
OS Northings: 692866
OS Grid: NT292928
Mapcode National: GBR 2B.L8HF
Mapcode Global: WH6RV.QCY5
Entry Name: 41-49 (Odd Nos) Church Street
Listing Date: 26 March 1998
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 392425
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45498
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East
Traditional County: Fife
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.
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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