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Glassmount Conservatory

A Category A Listed Building in Kinghorn, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0836 / 56°5'0"N

Longitude: -3.2132 / 3°12'47"W

OS Eastings: 324597

OS Northings: 688527

OS Grid: NT245885

Mapcode National: GBR 27.NQ2Y

Mapcode Global: WH6S0.MC33

Entry Name: Glassmount Conservatory

Listing Date: 9 March 2000

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394245

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46869

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kinghorn

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Mackenzie & Moncur, probably late 19th century. Elegant pagoda-style conservatory with cupola-capped polygonal entrance, pitch-roofed pedimented link and lean-to glasshouse ranges forming U-plan.

PAGODA-STYLE CONSERVATORY:

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: advanced polygonal entrance bay to centre with curved door and polygonal roof giving way to domed lantern with decorative cast-iron finial. Broader rectangular-plan, piended bay behind with pagoda-style roof capped by decorative cast-iron brattishing and finials. Lower link (see below) to outer right.

Arcaded astragals with decoratively etched spandrels, and multi-pane glazing pattern to roof.

INTERIOR: maker's plate above door worded 'Hot House Builders & Heating Engineers / Edinburgh & Glasgow'; stone-topped staging and decoratively-tiled floor. Shelves by pivoting panes over heated pipes, slate shelving on metal bamboo-style supports.

LINK SECTION:

W ELEVATION: lower glasshouse link with decoratively-finialled pedimented door.

LEAN-TO RANGES:

S ELEVATION: high 8-bay lean-to range to N with lower bay to outer right adjoining link section at right angles.

E ELEVATION: lower isolated lean to range to W.

Original window- and roof-ventilator-opening mechanisms. Stone fronted raised beds and staging.

Statement of Interest

This well maintained and well-detailed range of glasshouses with its ornamental conservatory is a rare survival, the finest in Central Fife. Glassmount House, Sundial, Dovecot and Steading are all listed separately.

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