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1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 High Street, Central Bar

A Category C Listed Building in Inverkeithing, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0313 / 56°1'52"N

Longitude: -3.3976 / 3°23'51"W

OS Eastings: 313004

OS Northings: 682928

OS Grid: NT130829

Mapcode National: GBR 20.S4MS

Mapcode Global: WH6S3.SN9P

Entry Name: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 High Street, Central Bar

Listing Date: 4 August 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397647

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49943

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverkeithing

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Earlier 19th century; later 19th century (2-bay) extension to N. 3-storey and attic; 6-bay tenement and public house. Droved ashlar to E, rendered to N; coursed and random rubble to S and W (with droved ashlar margins); base course, cill courses; corniced eaves course; moulded architraves; plain low parapet. Painted ashlar and large openings to ground floor (occupied by public house). Polygonal piended dormers; full-height round stair tower to W (rear).

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 10-bays to ground floor. Windows arranged in two groups of three to centre and right, 2 fascia boards with raised wooden lettering "CENTRAL BAR" above each window grouping; doorway to pub lounge to far right; additional doorway and pub window at 2nd and 3rd bays to left; close opening to far left. 6 windows to 1st and 2nd floors. 4 polygonal piended dormers with slate cheeks (those to right set closer together and linked via slated section).

N ELEVATION: adjoins Nos 2, 4, 6 Church Street.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: 6-bay; semi-regular fenestration. Full-height rendered stair tower off-centre right; door and window to left return; 2 small windows to right return; 2 large windows set between ground, 1st and 2nd floors; squat conical roof. Advanced flat-roof kitchen extensions (2-bays wide) at ground floor to far left; piended brick porch with stair access above. Metal door to right between porch and stair tower. Box dormer with slate cheeks to left; rectangular dormer to right

S ELEVATION: adjoins Nos 13 and 15 High Street.

Large 6-pane timber pub windows with wooden panels above and below. Timber sash and case windows in plate glass at 1st floor. 12-pane timber sash and case windows to 4 left hand bays (earlier 19th century section) at 2nd floor; timber 9-pane sash and case windows to 2 left hand dormers. Plastic windows to right at 2nd and attic floor. 12-pane timber sash and case windows to earlier 19th century section to rear. 20th century metal and plastic windows to rear of later 19th century section. Pitched roof; grey slates; stepped coped ashlar stacks to S gable head and central ridge with octagonal clay cans; corniced ashlar stack to N gable head with circular clay cans.

INTERIOR: late 20th century interpretation of traditional pub interior to ground floor. Spiral stone stair to rear stair tower with decorative cast-iron balusters, mahogany handrail. Upper flats to earlier 19th century section display original layout and some original fixtures and fittings, including cast-iron balusters and mahogany handrail to stairs; decorative cornicing to public rooms; working shutters; presses next to fireplaces.

Statement of Interest

Listed for streetscape value. This is a prominent building on the High Street which displays mostly original openings. The ground floor openings are on the whole in keeping with the character and scale of the upper part of the tenement. Ground floor occupied by the Central Bar (2003).

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