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Latitude: 56.1801 / 56°10'48"N
Longitude: -3.0274 / 3°1'38"W
OS Eastings: 336316
OS Northings: 699079
OS Grid: NT363990
Mapcode National: GBR 2G.GPSC
Mapcode Global: WH7SN.GXLN
Entry Name: Denbeath, 1-23 and 25-51 (Odd Nos) Cowley Street
Listing Date: 17 March 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393216
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46071
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Buckhaven and Methil
Town: Buckhaven And Methil
Electoral Ward: Buckhaven, Methil and Wemyss Villages
Traditional County: Fife
Later 19th century; re-worked Alexander Tod, early 20th century. 2 single storey, curved terraces of 3-bay miners cottages with bowed end gable to E (No 1) and arched link to L-plan manager's house (No 51) to W. Harled with stone margins. Crowstepped gables. Windows set high under eaves, dwarfing doors.
S ELEVATION: Nos 1-23 to right of linking brick wall at centre, each with door to centre and generous windows in flanking bays (No 11 openings blocked). Bays to outer left (Nos 25-49) as above, but No 49 with modern timber door and enlarged window openings. Bay to left with round-headed niche in link wall adjoining No 51 with window in advanced crowstepped gable to right of centre, small porch with cornice over door with 3-part fanlight in re-entrant angle to left and further window to outer left.
12-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows, except to No 51 with 15-pane glazing pattern in metal casement windows. Pantiles with slate eaves easing course, and slates to rounded S angle. Coped harled stacks, that to S shouldered, with full complement of clay cans.
Erected for workers of Bowman & Company owners of Denbeath Colliery. The cottages were leased to the Wemyss Coal Company in 1905, after which they provided accommodation for employees of the Wemyss Private Railway.
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