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Glebe Park and Maryhall Street, School House with Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1163 / 56°6'58"N

Longitude: -3.1573 / 3°9'26"W

OS Eastings: 328134

OS Northings: 692104

OS Grid: NT281921

Mapcode National: GBR 29.LQM1

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.GJQK

Entry Name: Glebe Park and Maryhall Street, School House with Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 26 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392465

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45527

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Probably John Milne, circa 1880. 2-storey, 3-bay, gabled former schoolmaster's house. Squared and snecked rubble with ashlar dressings. Moulded and stepped dividing course to S, E and W. Basket-arched door and 2-stage battered buttress. Chamfered arrises and stone mullions.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: narrow projecting gabled bay to centre with window to each floor, return to right with panelled timber door and buttress to left at ground, and panel with 'Star of David' at 1st floor. Broader gabled bay to left with slightly advanced canted quadripartite window to ground below battered coping giving way to narrower bipartite window above also with battered coping, and with flanking buttresses. Recessed bay to right of centre with bipartite window to each floor, that to 1st floor breaking eaves into dormer gablet.

E ELEVATION: gabled bay to left with blind quatrefoil in gablehead and stack above. Lower gabled bay recessed to right.

W ELEVATION: slightly advanced gabled bay to left with modern conservatory at ground, blank bay over stepped course and blind quatrefoil in gablehead with dominant shouldered stack straddling apex. Bay to right of centre blank at 1st floor.

N ELEVATION: asymmetrical fenestration including 2 gabled bays, that to left with stack, and projecting single storey bay at centre.

8-pane horizontal glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows.. Coped, lozenge-shaped ashlar stacks with cans, and ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts.

BOUNDARY WALLS: coped rubble and brick boundary walls.

Statement of Interest

The school house formed part of an early board school group with East School (known to be by John Milne) and janitor's lodge (now 21 Glebe Park) both listed separately. The 'Star of David' insignia often appears on Milne's work.

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