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123 Rose Street, Including Walled Yard to North

A Category C Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0769 / 56°4'36"N

Longitude: -3.4519 / 3°27'6"W

OS Eastings: 309729

OS Northings: 688071

OS Grid: NT097880

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.P4H0

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.YJF7

Entry Name: 123 Rose Street, Including Walled Yard to North

Listing Date: 10 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394331

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46947

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline North

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Circa 1875. 2-storey; 3-bay; asymmetrical; detached villa. Scottish baronial design with crowstepped gables (including to dormers) and turret with tall conical-roof over main entrance. Rendered (brick) exterior with brick and painted stone dressings. Base course to principal (S) elevation; bracketed eaves course throughout. Stone cills to windows. Gableted crowsteps and ball finials to gables.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central entrance at foot of 2-storey and attic turret; labelmould with lion's head stops stepped up at centre around moulding of dog's head; 6-panel timber door with rectangular fanlight. Window with double stepped hoodmould with shield at centre above. Crenellated parapet cut away around round-arched dormer window with timber gable to attic above. Left bay gabled and set forward slightly; canted mullioned tripartite (formerly crenellated) to ground floor; mullioned bipartite above. Bay to right of turret set back slightly; rectangualr-plan mullioned bipartite bay window (formerly crenellated) to ground floor; breaking-eaves dormer (with deer's head moulding to centre of gable) above.

E ELEVATION: 2-bay arrangement; window to each bay to each floor; right bay set forward slightly with 1st floor breaking-eaves dormer (with animal's head moulding to centre of gable); smaller windows to left bay.

N ELEVATION: round-arched stair window to centre; lean-to porch below with small flanking windows. Gabled bay to left. Window to each floor to right bay, including breaking-eaves dormer.

2 and 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; NW section hipped. Brick gablehead stacks with bracketed cornices to N and E; tall partially external stack to W; paired square and octagonal cans.

INTERIOR: internal layout largely intact with dog-leg staircase with timber balustrade. Black marble fireplace in one of reception rooms.

WALLED YARD TO N: rectangular-plan yard with rendered crenellated walls adjoins to N of house. Crenellated rectangular-plan gatepiers to E side. Lean-to outhouse range along N side; square-plan stack with crenellated can at NW corner. Irregular openings along N wall.

Statement of Interest

A well preserved Scottish baronial villa of the later 19th century. According to the present (1999) owners it was built in 1875 for William Lindsay, owner of a local fireclay works (hence the ornamental moudings) and later belonged to the Carnegie Trust. The walled yard has been restored/partially rebuilt by the present owners.

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