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Loughborough Road, Viewforth High School

A Category C Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1255 / 56°7'31"N

Longitude: -3.1334 / 3°8'0"W

OS Eastings: 329639

OS Northings: 693103

OS Grid: NT296931

Mapcode National: GBR 2B.L40C

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.V92H

Entry Name: Loughborough Road, Viewforth High School

Listing Date: 26 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392477

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45537

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

David Forbes Smith, 1908. Single storey, 27 bay (grouped 3-6-9-6-3), U-plan Wrenaissance school with later additions to rear not included in this listing. Ashlar with coursed rubble to rear. Deep base course and eaves cornice. Architraved surrounds; stone mullions.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: gambrel-roofed centre block of 9 bays with segmental-headed, keystoned window and flanking pilasters to centre flanked by windows, scroll-mouldings at wallhead and further pilasters breaking eaves line; 3 windows to right and to left: small horizontal dormer windows flank dominant polygonal, louvered and domed ridge ventilator at centre. Recessed bays to right with 5 windows and broad door to outer right 'BOYS' entrance; these 5 bays mirrored to left but with 'GIRLS' over door. Outer bays slightly advanced and piended, with tripartite window to centre below stepped wallhead with cartouche, flanking windows and dividing pilasters.

E ELEVATION: 9 bays with door to bay 4 and windows to remaining bays. Truncated ridge ventilator(?) over bay 4.

W ELEVATION: 7 windows to left and 4 windows to right in lower block.

S ELEVATION: symmetrical fenestration with advanced, piended block to centre.

Small-pane glazing patterns in top-opening windows throughout. Grey slates. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.

INTERIOR: centre corridor with top-lit, open-beam ceiling and segmental-headed openings. Glazed and coloured ceramic-tiled dadoes retained.

Statement of Interest

Viewforth Annexe (former Eastbank House) is listed separately.

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