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Woodmill Road, Southwood, Including Garage

A Category C Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0678 / 56°4'4"N

Longitude: -3.447 / 3°26'49"W

OS Eastings: 310012

OS Northings: 687051

OS Grid: NT100870

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PRL8

Mapcode Global: WH6RX.0RV6

Entry Name: Woodmill Road, Southwood, Including Garage

Listing Date: 10 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394339

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46955

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Andrew Muirhead, 1902; garage 1911 by Alex Waddell. 2-storey and basement with single storey and attic wing to E; asymmetrical; L-shaped; detached house. Free Art Nouveau design with deep swept overhanging eaves and asymmetrically disposed windows; rectangular-plan projecting bays and oriel to principal (W) and N elevations; glazed porch with segmental barrel roof to principal elevation. Harled brick with painted ashlar dressings. Ground and 1st floor cill courses to principal elevation and part of N elevation (deep projecting base below that to ground floor). Moulded cills to 1st floor windows to principal elevation and most of those to N elevation.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Entrance with glazed rectangular-plan porch with harled brick base to left of centre; leaded barrel roof fronted by broken-base segmental pediment supported on timber columns surmounted by dentilled entablature; multipane glazing; Palladian window arrangement to front; mullioned bipartite arrangement to right return; steps with curved parapet up to left return; panelled timber door with glazed upper panel; narrow glazed section to left; rectangular fanlight above. Entrance into house set back behind moulded ashlar round-arched opening; chamfered jambs; coved lintel; panelled timber door. Window above to right and one to ground and 1st floors to outer flanking bays; all tripartites with timber mullions; those to outer right set into rectangular-plan projecting bay with band course above ground floor; that to outer left of 1st floor rectangular-plan cantilevered oriel.

N ELEVATION: main block to right. Basement entrance with boarded timber door to right of centre. Rectangular-plan projecting bay to right; window to each floor; that to basement short; band course above ground floor. Irregular fenestration to left of entrance; 2 windows to ground and 1st floors; that to right of ground floor circular. Single storey and attic wing to left; 3 irregularly placed windows of differing dimensions to ground floor.

S ELEVATION: canted bay to left of main block; narrow window to left side to ground and 1st floors. Window set back to outer right to ground and 1st floors. Mullioned tripartite stair window (with timber mullions) to right return of main block; small window below. Single storey and attic wing set back to right. Window to ground floor and attic (architraved tripartite) to left; narrow attic window to right; projecting bay with catslide roof to outer right; single small ground floor window to left.

E ELEVATION: bargeboarded gable end of single storey and attic wing. Entrance to outer right; timber door; triple pane rectangular fanlight. Window to left. Pair of attic windows; one to either side of projecting gablehead stack. Half timbered detailing to gable.

Mainly multi-pane timber casement windows; some with with larger lower pane below curved astragal. Red tiled roof; hipped to main block. Coped shouldered wallhead stack to canted bay to S of main block; 2 coped wallhead stacks to E, one projecting externally; slightly projecting coped gablehead stack to E wing; round cans where in existence.

INTERIOR: plan and majority of fixtures and fittings intact. Open-well staircase with timber balustrade with curved handrail (former flat heads to main posts removed). Panelled timber doors throughout. Inner vestibule to main entrance with panelled timber door with glazed upper panels set within glazed timber screen. Buffet recess with timber surround and flanking doors to dining room. Segmental-headed recess to drawing room containing fireplace with flanking columns and angled window to either side.

COACH HOUSE: single storey; rectangular plan; with deep overhanging eaves. Lunette windows throughout; one to either side of circular window to E elevation; one to S. Entrance with replacement sliding timber door to N. Red tiled piended roof with moulded terracotta finial to either side of ridge. Harled corniced wallhead stack to SE corner.

Statement of Interest

An intact early 20th century house of loosely Art Nouveau design, incorporating some interesting original features, notably the glazed porch to the main entrance. It was built for J R Stevenson, a solicitor.

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