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Elgin Cottage, 5 Carnock Road, Dunfermline

A Category C Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0814 / 56°4'53"N

Longitude: -3.4962 / 3°29'46"W

OS Eastings: 306982

OS Northings: 688634

OS Grid: NT069886

Mapcode National: GBR 1X.NSLH

Mapcode Global: WH5QR.8DDR

Plus Code: 9C8R3GJ3+HG

Entry Name: Elgin Cottage, 5 Carnock Road, Dunfermline

Listing Name: Milesmark, Elgin Cottage Including Greenhouse, Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 23 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395232

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47844

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200395232

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline North

Parish: Dunfermline

Traditional County: Fife

Tagged with: Cottage

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Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay house; rendered single storey wing to W; rendered single storey wing at right angles to E, creating L-plan. Coursed stone to principal elevation; coursed rubble with slaister harling elsewhere. Raised window surrounds and vertical margins at quoins. Built into slope; ground raised at N.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3 regularly placed tall ground floor windows; 3 smaller 1st floor windows centred above. 2-leaf door to far right. Modern canted bay window to right wing; 2 windows to S; single window in each return of bay window. Window in left return of wing. Glazed doors and regular fenestration to W wing.

W ELEVATION: garage doors in W wing gable; gable of house partially visible; 1st floor window to left.

N ELEVATION: 2 windows to W wing; 2 ground floor windows to centre and left of main house.

E ELEVATION: partially seen; windows in E wing.

Replacement fenestration and doors. Piended slate roof, swept at eaves; slight overhang at eaves; lead flashing. 1 ridge stack; gable end stack to each gable; all coped; circular cans. Tall coped ridge stack to E wing.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.


Later 19th century greenhouse situated to S of house. Timber and glass construction. Concrete covered base; concrete paving within. Ornate metal apex brackets; turning pin mechanism for opening windows. Pediment to N door projects out of roof to form dormer; finial to pediment; coloured glass squares in tympanum. Decorative gable finials and cresting.


Low rubble wall; curved coping, runs from NW house gable to W; pair of small, corniced gatepiers to W (no gate), tall corniced piers to E; timber gates.

Statement of Interest

Depicted on the 1st Edition OS Map as 'Milesmark Cottage', situated close to the Elgin Colliery and illustrated as an L-plan house with 2 detached blocks to W (now joined into one W wing).

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