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Latitude: 56.0171 / 56°1'1"N
Longitude: -3.6079 / 3°36'28"W
OS Eastings: 299863
OS Northings: 681634
OS Grid: NS998816
Mapcode National: GBR 1R.SZC2
Mapcode Global: WH5R2.K150
Plus Code: 9C8R298R+VR
Entry Name: Sammy Baird's Bar, 44 South Street, Bo'Ness
Listing Name: 44 South Street, Turf Tavern
Listing Date: 31 March 2004
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 397323
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49719
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Bo'ness and Blackness
Traditional County: West Lothian
Thomas Peattie, Knowe Park, Bo'ness, reconstructed 1900. 2-storey, 3-bay public house with Jacobean detail, on corner site. Stugged ashlar with ashlar dressings. Ground floor and eaves cornice, panelled blocking course with anthemion finials and broken ball-finialled pediment. Roll-moulded door; shouldered openings to ground W and 1st floor, latter also architraved and tabbed with moulded aprons. Fielded pilasters with circular detail.
N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2-leaf panelled timber door and deep plate glass fanlight to left of centre, 2 large display windows to centre and right and regular fenestration to 1st floor with relief date to carved shield between centre and right bays.
NW (CORNER) ELEVATION: broad 2-leaf panelled timber door with deep plate glass fanlight at ground and single window at 1st floor surmounted by dominant pediment.
W ELEVATION: panelled timber door with deep plate glass fanlight in bay to right of centre at ground with window to left, regular fenestration to 1st floor.
E ELEVATION: windows to centre and left bays at 1st floor.
Plate glass glazing in timber sash and case window to ground W, uPVC glazing to 1st floor. Flat roof. Cavetto-coped ashlar stacks with some cans.
INTERIOR: decorative plasterwork cornice, cast-iron column, 2-leaf screen doors, linenfold dadoes and reveals to bar.
Reconstruction of The Turf Tavern was carried out for James Aitken of Falkirk. Plans showing a centre door and large horseshoe bar were rejected in favour of the above-described layout, with a jug bar accessed from the South Street (N) elevation. Nearly free standing, the design boasts typical late Victorian detailing and a notable wallhead display making a significant contribution to the streetscape.
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