Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 08980 87423
308980, 687423


Thomas Hyslop Ure; 1893 rebuilding of earlier structure. 3-storey; 2-bay; free Renaissance public house; built into terrace with narrow Dutch-gabled street elevation. Coursed dressed stugged sandstone with polished ashlar dressings; painted ground floor elevation. Cornice-like band course between 1st and 2nd floors to principal (W) elevation; band course around 2nd floor windows; moulded architraves with friezes and scrolled open-topped pediments to 1st floor windows; moulded architraves, curved at upper corners to 2nd floor windows.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: entrance, rounded at upper corners, to left; panelled 2-leaf timber door with rectangular fanlight. Large window, rounded at upper corners, to right. Fascia with cornice and flanking brackets above. 2 windows to each bay to upper floors; those to 2nd floor divided by rounded pilaster with finial surmounted by panel carved with star motif; carved base extends to between 1st floor windows. Flanking pilasters to 1st and 2nd floors; coped apexes surmounted by miniature obelisks. Pediment of false breaking-eaves gable surmounted by ball finial on square base.

2-pane timber sash and case windows; 6-panel fixed light window to ground floor. Grey slate roof. Gablehead stacks with moulded band courses to N and S elevations; cans missing.

INTERIOR: open plan with late 20th century fittings, apart from 3 original stained glass panels decorated with star motif, hung just inside ground floor window.

Statement of Special Interest

An intact late 19th century public house facade. A public house prior to its rebuilding, it was originally known as the Star Tavern (hence the star motifs).



PLANS and ELEVATIONS, Folder No 2290, Dean of Guilds records, Dunfermline Council.

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.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. 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.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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