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6 Kirkgate, Tappie Toories

A Category C Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0709 / 56°4'15"N

Longitude: -3.4637 / 3°27'49"W

OS Eastings: 308980

OS Northings: 687423

OS Grid: NT089874

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PFTX

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.RNTT

Entry Name: 6 Kirkgate, Tappie Toories

Listing Date: 10 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394308

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46916

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Thomas Hyslop Ure; 1893 rebuilding of earlier structure. 3-storey; 2-bay; free Renaissance public house; built into terrace with narrow Dutch-gabled street elevation. Coursed dressed stugged sandstone with polished ashlar dressings; painted ground floor elevation. Cornice-like band course between 1st and 2nd floors to principal (W) elevation; band course around 2nd floor windows; moulded architraves with friezes and scrolled open-topped pediments to 1st floor windows; moulded architraves, curved at upper corners to 2nd floor windows.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: entrance, rounded at upper corners, to left; panelled 2-leaf timber door with rectangular fanlight. Large window, rounded at upper corners, to right. Fascia with cornice and flanking brackets above. 2 windows to each bay to upper floors; those to 2nd floor divided by rounded pilaster with finial surmounted by panel carved with star motif; carved base extends to between 1st floor windows. Flanking pilasters to 1st and 2nd floors; coped apexes surmounted by miniature obelisks. Pediment of false breaking-eaves gable surmounted by ball finial on square base.

2-pane timber sash and case windows; 6-panel fixed light window to ground floor. Grey slate roof. Gablehead stacks with moulded band courses to N and S elevations; cans missing.

INTERIOR: open plan with late 20th century fittings, apart from 3 original stained glass panels decorated with star motif, hung just inside ground floor window.

Statement of Interest

An intact late 19th century public house facade. A public house prior to its rebuilding, it was originally known as the Star Tavern (hence the star motifs).

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