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95-101 (Odd Nos) Appin Crescent and 2-6 (Even Nos) Couston Street, Former Dunfermline Co-Operative Building

A Category C Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0737 / 56°4'25"N

Longitude: -3.4484 / 3°26'54"W

OS Eastings: 309934

OS Northings: 687705

OS Grid: NT099877

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PC7D

Mapcode Global: WH6RX.0L5Q

Entry Name: 95-101 (Odd Nos) Appin Crescent and 2-6 (Even Nos) Couston Street, Former Dunfermline Co-Operative Building

Listing Date: 10 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394256

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46879

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Andrew Scobie, 1904. 2-storey; L-plan tenement block (formerly co-operative building) with shopfrontage to most of ground floor. Angled bay with oriel at 1st floor at junction between principal (N and E) elevations; some free Edwardian Baroque detailing, including ball-finialled breaking-eaves semicircular pediments to mullioned 1st floor bipartites. Coursed stugged sandstone with ashlar dressings and ashlar ground floor to principal elevations; coursed snecked sandstone elsewhere. Base course and eaves band to principal elevations; deep moulded cornice above ground floor. Thick roll-moulded cills to shop window openings.

N (APPIN CRESCENT) ELEVATION: 10-bay. Main shop entrance to angled corner bay to outer left; moulded segmental-headed surround with elongated keystone; part-glazed 2-leaf replacement door with fanlight. Keystone of entrance continues upwards terminating in gablet on corbelled base of turret-like mullioned tripartite oriel above; bell-cast lead roof and deep corniced and bracketed panelled parapet to oriel; panel at centre inscribed 'BRANCH OF THE DUNFERMLINE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED 1904'. Ground floor shopfront continues across 4 bays to right; comprising 3 large display windows divided by pilaster strips and entrance with 2-leaf timber door with rectangular fanlight to right. Fascia above (bracketed to outer right only). Window to each of 4 bays to right (mullioned bipartites to central ones); entrance with 6-panel timber door to left of that to outer left. Slightly projecting gables to penultimate bays to 1st floor; each crowned by small semicircular pediment scrolled at base and with pendant moulding to centre and stylised scrolled skewputts; mullioned bipartite below. Mullioned bipartites surmounted by semicircular breaking-eaves pediments with ball finials and pendant mouldings to centre to most of remaining bays to 1st floor (plain single light windows to 5th and 7th bays from left and that to outer right).

E (COUSTON STREET) ELEVATION: 6-bay. Main shop entrance to angled corner bay with oriel window to outer right (see N elevation). Shopfront with fascia continues across entire ground floor; pair of large display windows divided by pilaster strips to right and one to left; 2 entrances in between (both with timber doors with rectangular fanlights; that to left is 2-leaf/panelled) and vennel entrance to outer left. Slightly projecting gable to penultimate bay to right of 1st floor; scrolled to either side of stack and with stylised scrolled skewputts and pendant moulding to centre; stylised cartouche below. Window to each of remaining bays to 1st floor; those to outer flanking ones are mullioned bipartites surmounted by semicircular pediments with ball finials and pendant mouldings to centre; bracketed semicircular pediment at base of stack to centre.

3-pane plate glass windows (some blocked) to shopfront; 2-pane timber sash and case and replacement UPVC windows elsewhere. Piended grey slate roof. Pair of ridge stacks to main wing of tenement; pair of shouldered wallhead stacks (one to N and one to E sides); gablehead stack to E; all corniced with friezes; round cans where in existence.

Statement of Interest

An intact early 20th century corner tenement block incorporating ground floor shop frontage and decorative detailing to 1st floor. The Dunfermline Co-operative Society was formed in 1861 with the purpose of supplying good quality food and clothing at the lowest possible prices.

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