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Latitude: 56.0764 / 56°4'34"N
Longitude: -3.4502 / 3°27'0"W
OS Eastings: 309830
OS Northings: 688009
OS Grid: NT098880
Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.P4V5
Mapcode Global: WH5QR.ZJ6M
Entry Name: 33 Townhill Road
Listing Date: 10 March 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394336
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46952
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Dunfermline North
Traditional County: Fife
Mid 19th century; altered and extended to E late 19th century. 2-storey and single storey and attic with single storey extension to E; asymmetrical; detached Jacobean villa with obelisk-finialled shaped gables and canted windows to principal (S) elevation. Coursed stugged sandstone (less finely coursed and partly cherry-caulked to rear) with droved ashlar dressings. Base course and architraved openings to principal and W elevations; eaves band to most parts. Coped gables with shaped skewputts.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 4-bay arrangement. Narrow entrance bay with obelisk-finialled shaped gable to centre of original block; round-arched entrance (with mouldings around arch) with flanking pilasters recessed within ashlar architrave with hood-like cornice; panelled timber door with fanlight; decorative crest band above adjoins cill of corniced 1st floor window surmounted by crest. Late 19th century canted mullioned tripartite with moulded parapet-like cornice (with crenellation-like pointed segmental-headed panel to centre over each face) to lower height bay to left. Gabled bay (with kneelered gable) to right; canted mullioned tripartite with moulded parapet-like cornice (with crenellation-like pointed segmental-headed panel to centre over each face) to ground floor; corniced window surmounted by crest above. Late 19th century single storey single bay addition set back to outer right; obelisk-finialled shaped gable-headed corniced breaking-eaves mullioned tripartite surmounted by crest.
W ELEVATION: obelisk-finialled kneelered gabled bay; window to each floor.
N ELEVATION: 2-bay section set forward to centre; that to right is piended-roofed with round-arched stair window; small single-storey piended-roofed section projects to that to left; 2 windows (one small); entrance to right return. Single bay set back to right; mullioned bipartite to ground floor; polygonal piended dormer above. Late 19th century single storey single bay addition set back to outer left.
Grey slate roofs. Mainly multi-pane timber sash and case windows. 2 gablehead stacks with friezes; one to rear (N) gable of original block; one to E addition; wallhead stack to E of original block (at junction with E addition); ridge stack at junction with W bay; all corniced with friezes; round and octagonal cans.
INTERIOR: not inspected (1999).
A mid 19th villa of some quality, sympathetically extended in the late 19th century. Its original gardens have since been subdivided and built upon (its former gatepiers to SW now relate to a different property).
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