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Outhouse In Backyard, 14-16 Buchanan Street, Dunfermline

A Category C Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0688 / 56°4'7"N

Longitude: -3.4606 / 3°27'38"W

OS Eastings: 309163

OS Northings: 687179

OS Grid: NT091871

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PNHQ

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.TQ8G

Plus Code: 9C8R3G9Q+GP

Entry Name: Outhouse In Backyard, 14-16 Buchanan Street, Dunfermline

Listing Name: 14-18 (Even Nos) Buchanan Street, Including Outhouse to Nw

Listing Date: 10 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394265

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46882

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Earlier 19th century, built in two phases. Single storey and attic; terrace comprising pair of 3-bay cottages (Nos 14-18 flatted), each with classical pilastered doorcase to principal (S) elevation. Coursed dressed droved sandstone with polished ashlar dressings. Droved base course and eaves course. Coped gables.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central pilastered entrance with corniced frieze (to No 16) to left cottage; panelled timber door with rectangular fanlight. Flanking windows to each floor and one above; those to attic are polygonal piended dormers. Pilastered entrance with corniced entablature to outer right of right cottage (No 18); panelled timber door with rectangular fanlight. 2 windows to left to ground and 1st floors and one above.

N ELEVATION: slightly irregular fenestration. Left cottage (No 18) set forward slightly. Central entrance (to No 14) to right cottage; panelled timber door with rectangular fanlight; stair window above; roof raised slightly (as catslide) above; late 20th century single storey harled extension to left.

Modern aluminium replacement windows to No 16; 2-pane timber sash and case windows to No 14 (above); mainly 8-pane timber sash and case windows to No 18. Grey slate roofs. Coursed sandstone ridge stack with band course between 2 cottages; replacement coped rendered gablehead stack to W.

INTERIORS: not inspected (1998).

OUTHOUSE: single storey lean-to coursed sandstone rubble outhouse with droved sandstone dressings to NW. 3 entrances with boarded timber doors to principal (E) elevation; window between those to right.

Statement of Interest

Plain classical 3-bay design, probably extended mid 19th century. Does not appear (although road laid out) on Wood's map.

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