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Latitude: 56.1286 / 56°7'43"N
Longitude: -3.1369 / 3°8'12"W
OS Eastings: 329430
OS Northings: 693458
OS Grid: NT294934
Mapcode National: GBR 2B.KWRR
Mapcode Global: WH6RV.S7G2
Entry Name: 254 St Clair Street
Listing Date: 26 March 1998
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 392497
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45552
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East
Traditional County: Fife
Late 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay (above ground) commercial premises with Second Empire domed pavilion. Stone cleaned ashlar with channelled pilasters at 1st floor, lined cement render at ground, courses and squared rubble to sides. Dividing band course, frieze and cavetto cornice. Stone mullions.
W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: modern restaurant to ground with blocked door to outer right. 1st floor centre bay with tripartite window below carved stone, with 'beehive' and 'EST'D 1891', breaking eaves to mutuled segmental pediment, the whole flanked by pilaster strips with floreate carved corbels rising to ball-finialled polygonal turrets; outer bays with bipartite windows and further pilaster strips with fluted capitals. Large dome rising above centre bay with substantial decorative lead finial.
Plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows; fixed display windows to ground. Grey slates, fish-scale pattern to dome. Cavetto-coped ashlar stack with polygonal cans to N, that to S truncated; ashlar-coped skews. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative cast-iron hoppers.
Instatement of in-character ground floor would greatly enhance the merit of No 254.
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