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34 and 36 Garvock Hill

A Category C Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0734 / 56°4'24"N

Longitude: -3.439 / 3°26'20"W

OS Eastings: 310524

OS Northings: 687665

OS Grid: NT105876

Mapcode National: GBR 1Z.P7CW

Mapcode Global: WH6RX.4LNX

Entry Name: 34 and 36 Garvock Hill

Listing Date: 10 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394295

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46907

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Early 20th century with minor additions. Pair of 2-storey and attic; 3-bay; semi-detached houses; forming overall U-plan; incorporating English vernacular detailing, including red brick tumbling-in and red tiled roof with deep overhanging eaves; gambrel roofs to flanking wings to N; pair of cented bays with tiled banding and bellcast roofs to principal (S) elevation. Harled exterior with red brick dressings. Brick base course. Brick cill course to 1st floor to flanking wings to N.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: flanking wings project to either side of block. Single storey flat-roofed projecting sections (apparently largely extended) set forward to each wing (brick garage set forward to each side); each with 2 brick band courses at apex. 2 windows to right of that to left; 2 enlarged glazed openings to that to right. Inner return faces linked to 1st floor cill band of wings via angled section of wall surmounted by tumbling-in; ball finial at apex; window below to each side (additional window to that to right, probably marking extension of original building). Pair of windows (to either side of tall projecting brick stack) set back to each wing. Round-arched entrance to open recessed lobby to inner face of each; panelled timber door set back to inner return of lobby. Diamond-shaped window to 1st floor above each archway. Window set back (within lean-to section) to ground and 1st floors to each house to main body of building in between wings; those to 1st floor are wide tripartites with slender timber mullions.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: round-arched entrance with brick surround more or less to centre of each house; glazed 2-leaf timber door to that to left. Canted bay to inner side (towards centre of building) to each property; brick to 1st floor cill level; horizontal polychromatic brick banding above; window to each face of canted bay. Single window to ground floor adjacent to entrance to outer side (away from centre); pair of windows to 1st floor. Gabled dormer with decorative motif at apex (lion rampant to that to left) to roof to each property.

E and W ELEVATIONS: narrow gabled bay with 1st floor window to each elevation. Lean-to roof to southernmost bay; window to ground floor. Tall projecting brick stack in between to each side.

Mainly multi-pane timber sash and case windows; some multi-pane casements. Red tiled hipped roof. Tall brick stack to S pitch in between both properties; tall projecting brick stacks to either side (E and W) of terrace and one to each of N wings; round cans. Some original cast-iron downpipes/hoppers.

INTERIORS: not inspected (1999).

Statement of Interest

A finely detailed pair of early 20th century semi-detached houses in the Arts and Crafts tradition. They are particularly unusual on account of their vernacular detailing, which derives from the S/SE of England.

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