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Dysart, Mcdouall Stuart Place and Rectory Lane, Mcdouall Stuart Museum with Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Latitude: 56.125 / 56°7'30"N

Longitude: -3.1214 / 3°7'16"W

OS Eastings: 330385

OS Northings: 693042

OS Grid: NT303930

Mapcode National: GBR 2C.L0PC

Mapcode Global: WH6RW.09XT

Entry Name: Dysart, Mcdouall Stuart Place and Rectory Lane, Mcdouall Stuart Museum with Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 26 March 1998

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392437

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45508

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East

Traditional County: Fife

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18th century; restored 1977. 2-storey, 3-bay house at end of irregular terrace converted to museum. Harled with stone margins and quoins strips.

NE (MCDOUALL STUART PLACE) ELEVATION: 3 windows close to ground, 3 taller windows at 1st floor; wallhead stack to centre; bay to right angled around corner to adjoin Nos 1 and 3.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: 2-bay elevation with bipartite window to left of centre at ground; 1st floor with stair to door at right and window to left.

SE (RECTORY LANE) ELEVATION: window to right at ground, taller window to centre at 1st floor and further small window to right in gablehead.

12-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks; ashlar-coped skews.

BOUNDARY WALLS: coped rubble boundary walls.

Statement of Interest

Together with the adjoining Nos 1 and 3 (listed separately) the McDouall Stuart Museum was the home of John McDouall Stuart, born 1815, Australian explorer after whom the Stuart Highway (from Alice Springs to Darwin) is named. Restored under the National Trust for Scotland Little Houses Scheme.

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