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Culross, Back Street, Stephen Memorial Hall

A Category C Listed Building in Culross, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0555 / 56°3'19"N

Longitude: -3.6278 / 3°37'40"W

OS Eastings: 298722

OS Northings: 685931

OS Grid: NS987859

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.QDY2

Mapcode Global: WH5QW.72Q3

Entry Name: Culross, Back Street, Stephen Memorial Hall

Listing Date: 2 August 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396293

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48799

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Culross

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: West Fife and Coastal Villages

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

1883. Single storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan hall. Tooled snecked ashlar. Droved, chamfered ashlar long and short quoins to window and door surrounds. Decorative doorpiece with dated gablet. Sloping head to advanced base course. Modern rear lean-to extension.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical elevation; central door; moulded, chamfered, curved, flat-arch to doorpiece and fanlight. Chamfered pointed arch above; monogram of 'W A S' below and 'STEPHEN MEMORIAL HALL'. Advanced hoodmould; decorative label stops. Corniced gablet above door; chamfered stone set within, dated 'A.D. 1883'. Cross within circle finial to pediment. Tall tripartite windows flank door; chamfered stone mullions.

W ELEVATION: central tripartite window; taller central window. Pointed ashlar arched stonework above. Rectangular louvred opening above. Lean-to to left; timber boarded door to right.

N ELEVATION: 7 windows to rear.

W ELEVATION: attached to Little Sandhaven.

8 panes to each window; central top 2 panes tilt open. Modern fenestration to rear. Timber panelled 2-leaf door. Pitched slate roof; crowstepped skews to S facing E gable shared with Little Sandhaven; arch within skewputt. Raised, flat skews elsewhere; swept skewputts to W; slightly swept roof to S. Roll finial to W gable. Corniced gable apex stack to E. Corniced brick wallhead stack to rear (between hall and extension); swept shoulders; circular can.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2001.

Statement of Interest

Built as a Sunday school (at a cost of ?500) for the adjacent Free Church (now Cunninghame House, see separate list) and named after Rev W Stephen, a church elder. The building complements the nearby Cunninghame House and replaces an earlier rectangular-plan building, which is depicted on the 1860 map.

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