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Latitude: 56.1256 / 56°7'32"N
Longitude: -3.1356 / 3°8'8"W
OS Eastings: 329503
OS Northings: 693118
OS Grid: NT295931
Mapcode National: GBR 2B.L3HP
Mapcode Global: WH6RV.T91D
Entry Name: 71 and 73 Loughborough Road
Listing Date: 26 March 1998
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 392472
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45532
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East
Traditional County: Fife
Early 20th century. Large 2-storey and attic, 4-bay pair of houses. Bull-faced squared and snecked rubble with contrasting red sandstone ashlar dressings; rubble to sides and rear. Stop-chamfered, moulded arrises and stone mullions.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Broad outer gables with full-height, shallow canted 4-light windows, 1st floor cill cornice and blocking course, and small windows in finialled gableheads. Recessed centre bays slightly lower with full-width tiled porch on square-section, fluted pillars and Japanese-style railings on ashlar walls; moulded doorways with 2-leaf part-glazed timber doors. 2 bipartite windows to 1st floor and centre stack above closely flanked by original, small, pitch-roofed bipartite dormer windows.
W ELEVATION: ground floor obscured. 1st floor with windows to centre and right flanking tall stack piercing eaves line.
E ELEVATION: ground floor obscured. Windows to centre and left at 1st floor, and 2 wallhead stacks.
N ELEVATION: symmetrical fenestration; flat-roofed extension projecting to left at No 73.
Multi-pane glazing pattern to upper sashes over 2-pane lower in timber sash and case windows throughout. Red tiles. Coped and battered ashlar stacks with cans and ashlar-coped skews with gablet skewputts and stone finials. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers and fixings.
INTERIOR: No 73: decorative plasterwork cornices, panelled ceiling and timber fireplace with mutuled cornice to S room. Dado panelling to hall; timber staircase with corniced and ball-finialled newels. No 71 not seen 1997.
Possibly by Swanston & Legge who built a number of similarly detailed houses in Kirkcaldy, a particularly fine example being the 1898 terrace at Nos 69-81 Milton Road (listed separately); or by James Gillespie & Scott with battered stacks and unusual glazing pattern echoing 14 & 16 Hepburn Gardens, St Andrews. No 73 is the manse for Pathhead Parish Church.
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