Listed Building

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DOUGLAS STREET, THE COMMERCIAL INNLB46892

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
10/03/2000
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Burgh
Dunfermline
NGR
NT 9148 87523
Coordinates
309148, 687523

Description

Earlier 19th century with alterations. 2-storey and attic; rectangular-plan public house with curved entrance bay to corner of Queen Anne Street and Douglas Street; prominent wallhead stack with curved pediment-like shoulders to Queen Anne Street. Coursed dressed painted stone with painted ashlar dressings. Base course to Douglas Street; band course above fascia board; eaves band. Projecting cills to windows.

E (DOUGLAS STREET) ELEVATION: 5 bays. Former entrances or display windows (each now with standard window) to central and outer right bays; both with flanking pilasters supporting corniced entablature (stepped out slightly from fascia board). Regular fenestration; windows blocked to outer left bay of ground floor and 2 outer right bays of 1st floor. Pair of piended polygonal dormer windows; that to right has large modern boxed extension.

N (QUEEN ANNE STREET) ELEVATION: 4 bays. Entrances (possibly inserted) to curved bay to outer left and outer right bay; 2-leaf panelled timber doors set back with rectangular fanlights. Small blocked window to right of entrance to outer right; pair of windows (one narrow) to bay to left. Otherwise regular fenestration. Piended polygonal dormer window to right of wallhead stack.

Mainly 2-pane timber sash and case windows. Piended grey slate roof. Coped wallhead stack with curved pediment-like shoulders to Queen Anne Street elevation (cans missing).

INTERIOR: late 20th century open-plan public house interior to ground floor.

Statement of Special Interest

An earlier 19th century building with an unusually intact ground floor public house frontage.

References

Bibliography

Does not appear on J Wood's PLAN OF THE TOWN OF DUNFERMLINE (1823).

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

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The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

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