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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394245
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46869
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy
Traditional County: Fife
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.
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.
W ELEVATION: lower glasshouse link with decoratively-finialled pedimented door.
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.
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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