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Victoria Road, Victoria Hotel

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.117 / 56°7'1"N

Longitude: -3.1602 / 3°9'36"W

OS Eastings: 327954

OS Northings: 692184

OS Grid: NT279921

Mapcode National: GBR 29.LPYR

Mapcode Global: WH6RV.FJC0

Entry Name: Victoria Road, Victoria Hotel

Listing Date: 26 March 1998

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 392504

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45559

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkcaldy

County: Fife

Town: Kirkcaldy

Electoral Ward: Kirkcaldy East

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

1880, N wing Williamson & Inglis 1899. 2-storey, 3-bay villa with fine interior. Stugged squared and snecked rubble with ashlar dressings and tabbed quoin strips. Base, band and eaves courses. Round-headed door. Some chamfered arrises, stone transoms and mullions.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: wide round-headed doorway with 2-leaf panelled timber door, flanking slips and radial-astragalled fanlight to centre bay, tripartite window in bay to right and canted tripartite window to left; regular fenestration to 1st floor. Modern extension to outer right not included in this listing.

W ELEVATION: asymmetrical, 4-bay. Bays to right of centre with tripartite window to ground and 2 windows to 1st floor; shouldered wallhead stack to outer right. 1899 wing to left of centre with full-height, slightly advanced canted bay with 7-part transomed window, and cartouche dated 1899 close to eaves to right; bipartite window to each floor at left. Modern extension to outer left not included in this listing.

Small-pane, margined glazing except to W wing at ground with plate glass glazing. all in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Cavetto-coped ashlar stacks with polygonal cans. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.

INTERIOR: some decorative plasterwork to ground floor and vestibule ceiling; elaborately carved and finialled dog-leg stair dated 1886, dado panelling, margined roof-light and coloured glass stair window depicting 4 seasons around centre panel. Ground floor rooms to W panelled with carved fireplaces, broken pedimented doorcase to SW and fluted pilasters with carved frieze and panelled ceiling to NW dining room.

Statement of Interest

Listed for quality of interior, probably by McIntosh. Formerly Victoria House and built for A H McIntosh whose furniture manufactory was situated a short distance to the E, adjacent to Victoria Mansions (listed separately). The McIntosh family lived here until 1944 and the house was converted to a hotel in 1948.

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