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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394272
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46888
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central
Traditional County: Fife
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.
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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