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218-222 (EVEN NOS) HIGH STREET ADAM SMITH HOUSELB36344

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 28/01/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Fife
  • Planning Authority: Fife
  • Burgh: Kirkcaldy

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NT 28135 91581
  • Coordinates: 328135, 691581

Description

1834, altered at ground. 5-bay, 4-storey, classical tenement with shops at ground. Polished ashlar, long and short quoins. Ground floor cornice, 1st and 2nd floor cill courses, 3rd and 4th floor cornices. Segmental-headed arch (to S) with voussoirs; architraved surrounds, those to 1st floor shouldered.

N (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: ground floor with wide cart entrance with flagstones to centre at ground flanked by fluted Ionic columns in antis below corniced blocking course; lamps to outer pilasters, that to right with bronze plaque commemorating Adam Smith (see Notes); modern shops with deep fascias in flanking bays. 5 windows to each floor above, 4th floor slightly set-back and with smaller windows.

S ELEVATION: variety of elements including cart arch at centre, stair tower to right and corniced porch to left, both with panelled door and 2-part fanlight.

12-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with cans.

Statement of Special Interest

Adam Smith (1723-1790) lived in the house previously on this site, a 3-storey building with crowstepped gables to the street, it was demolished 1834. The plaque was erected in 1953 by the Kirkcaldy Naturalists.

References

Bibliography

Gifford FIFE (1992), p285. Kirkcaldy Civic Society HIGH STREET (1994). p15.

About Designations

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