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31 Canmore Street

A Category C Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0701 / 56°4'12"N

Longitude: -3.4581 / 3°27'29"W

OS Eastings: 309323

OS Northings: 687319

OS Grid: NT093873

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PH36

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.VPGG

Entry Name: 31 Canmore Street

Listing Date: 10 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394272

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46888

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Earlier 19th century; altered and extended later/late 19th century; refurbished 1999. 2 storey and basement and attic; 3-bay; rectangular-plan; former villa; extended by bay to E later/late 19th century. Symmetrical design with classical entrancepiece with flanking attached columns. Coursed stugged sandstone, painted white to principal (N) elevation; less finely coursed to rear; sandstone ashlar dressings. Base course, band course above ground floor and eaves cornice to principal (N) elevation.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: original 3-bay villa to right. Central entrance with flanking attached fluted columns surmounted by entablature; 6-panel timber door with rectangular fanlight. Flanking windows to ground and 1st floors and one above. Mullioned bipartite to ground and 1st floors to later/late 19th century addition to outer left.

S ELEVATION: near central entrance to original block; panelled timber door. Stair windows to 2 levels above to right. Window to ground and 1st floors to bay to left; that to right has had canted bay inserted during later/late 19th century alterations; large bipartite window to centre to ground and 1st floors; flanking windows to 1st floor and entrances (possibly originally windows) to ground floor; decorative cast-iron balcony on scrolled brackets at 1st floor. Identical canted bay (except ground floor arrangment comprises central entrance (possibly originally bipartite) with flanking windows) to later/late 19th century addition to outer right. Pair of inserted polygonal piended dormers to left and right of attic of original block.

W ELEVATION: altered at ground floor with blocked inserted entrance and inserted window to left. Window to right of centre to 1st floor.

12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof. 3 corniced ridge stacks; one to either side of original block (including gablehead to W) and one to E addition; round cans where in existence.

INTERIOR: substantially altered during refurbishment work. Retains winding staircase with cast-iron balustrade with timber handrail.

Statement of Interest

An earlier 19th century villa, sympathetically extended in later/late 19th century and with 12-pane glazing pattern restored during 1999 refurbishment. From the early 1920's until 1964 (when a larger more modern building was built adjacent to it) it was in use as a telephone exchange.

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