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North Queensferry, 16 Main Street, Weston House (Davidson's Buildings)

A Category C Listed Building in Inverkeithing, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0093 / 56°0'33"N

Longitude: -3.3948 / 3°23'41"W

OS Eastings: 313127

OS Northings: 680472

OS Grid: NT131804

Mapcode National: GBR 20.TK8V

Mapcode Global: WH6S9.T7L1

Entry Name: North Queensferry, 16 Main Street, Weston House (Davidson's Buildings)

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396751

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49178

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverkeithing

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Parish: Inverkeithing

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

18th century; late 19th gabled dormers; late 20th century single storey addition to N. 2-storey, basement and attic, 2-bay, square-plan end-of-row house. Rendered. Half-timbered dormers to N and S. Crowstepped gable to W. Ground sloping down to W.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2 modern basement windows in fall of ground to left; ground floor timber door to right; window opening centred above; ground floor window to left, 1st floor gabled dormer window above.

E ELEVATION: adjoining Nos 10 and 14.

N ELEVATION: single storey modern piended extension; Large half-timbered gabled dormer with window above.

W ELEVATION: 2-bay; 2 ground floor windows above basement level; small square window to attic to right; piended modern extension to N.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows; timber margin-paned window above main door; modern timber windows to basement. Replacement timber and glazed door. Pitched roof; pantiles with easing slates; slated dormers; crowstepped skews; beaked skewputts; coped rendered gablehead stacks; clay cans.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2002.

Statement of Interest

B-group with Nos 10, 12 and 14 Main Street (see separate listings). This house is situated at the bottom end of a 2-storey row of 18th century cottages (formerly known as Davidson's Buildings) with central unit (10 and 14 Main Street) still consisting of separate upper and lower dwellings with characteristic forestair to upper house. Weston House was formerly 2 dwellings, converted into a single 2-storey dwelling in late 19th century. The roof was refurbished in late 20th century according to late 19th century arrangement, however original terracotta fleur-de-lis finial set on ridge removed and placed on ground next to main door. The lane or close now known as Charlie Black's Close was also at one time known as Sylvester's Close which led off the King's Way, the old road along West Bay.

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