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The Millfield, Glenlyon Road, Leven

A Category C Listed Building in Leven, Fife

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Latitude: 56.1982 / 56°11'53"N

Longitude: -3.007 / 3°0'25"W

OS Eastings: 337616

OS Northings: 701076

OS Grid: NO376010

Mapcode National: GBR 2H.FGDK

Mapcode Global: WH7SN.SG9R

Plus Code: 9C8R5XXV+76

Entry Name: The Millfield, Glenlyon Road, Leven

Listing Name: Glenlyon Road, the Millfield

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393824

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46498

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Leven

County: Fife

Town: Leven

Electoral Ward: Leven, Kennoway and Largo

Traditional County: Fife

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Dated 1900; altered 1960s. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay , rectangular-plan, public house with pagoda-style tower, oriel windows and portico-style porch. Dressed squared and snecked rubble and harl with stugged ashlar margins. Part base course. Consoled balconette; corbelled chimney breast; moulded windowheads; roundheaded openings to porch; segmentally-pedimented window. Chamfered arrises and stone mullions.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 5-part arcaded timber porch on ashlar base to centre bay at ground, with part-glazed 2-leaf door to centre arch, flanking glazed arches and 3-light glazed returns (all decoratively astragalled), outer arches and returns open: tripartite window with narrow outer lights to 1st floor and small canted tripartite oriel window below blank shield in gablehead above. Full-height polygonal tower to outer left with 4-light window to each floor, ground floor windowheads moulded, and frieze of blind shields to 1st floor giving way to deeply overhanging eaves of flared polygonal roof with vented pagoda-style apex and decorative cast-iron finial. Pedimented window in bay to right of centre at ground and bipartite window close to eaves above.

NW ELEVATION: 3-bay elevation with low modern extension to outer left. Window to centre bay at ground with bipartite window to left and blank bay to right (window to outer right being part of canted window to SW) with dated shield adjoining cornice from SW. 1st floor centre bay with decorative cast-iron balustrade over semicircular stone balconette, and roll-moulded, corniced, decoratively-astragalled window; bipartite window in bay to left and stepped corbelling to base of chimney breast at right. Attic floor with window over stone balconette in part-gable to left, canted tripartite oriel window to centre bay and slightly projecting stack breaking eaves to right.

SE ELEVATION: blank gable to left of centre with canted tripartite oriel in gablehead; window to each floor at centre and bipartite window to ground right below small horizontally-aligned window close to eaves at 1st floor. Lower modern extension to outer right.

4-pane and plate glazing patterns, and small-pane upper lights to NW and SE oriel windows, all in timber sash and case windows; leaded stained glass to 1st floor centre window at NW. Grey slates. Coped, banded and shouldered ashlar stacks with cans; cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers and fixings.

INTERIOR: modern but with panelled soffits to decorative coloured window at 1st floor, and timber-balustered dogleg staircase to attic.

Statement of Interest

Built as Mill House, possibly for a sea captain, the building was taken over by Scottish Brewers during the 1960s, at which time it was extended and the interior altered. Now privately owned.

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