Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

MONASTERY STREET (SOUTH SIDE), WORLD WAR I MEMORIALLB46921

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
10/03/2000
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Burgh
Dunfermline
NGR
NT 09001 87201
Coordinates
309001, 687201

Description

Taylor and King of Manchester, 1923-25. Rectangular-plan World War I cenotaph. Austere symmetrical geometric design constructed in sandstone ashlar. Coped wall orientated NE/SW along existing wall at edge of steeply sloping land and returned at either end. Wall stepped up at centre of main axis to either side of slightly projecting pier, gabled at apex and carved with prominent cross to both inner and outer face. Slightly projecting panel with flanking ledges at base to principal (W) side of pier bears lead plaque with burgh coat of arms, dates of First World War in Roman numerals (MCM XIV - MCM XIX) and a dedication to 'The men and women of the city and Royal Burgh of Dunfermline who died for their country in the great war'. Lead plaques below and set back to flanking walls bear names of those concerned. Altar-like construction on stepped base centred in front inscribed 'THEIR NAME LIVETH EVERMORE'. Flanking steps project forward to either side in betwen return walls, which are stepped down here. Terrace formed at head of steps in between altar-like construction and main axis wall.

Statement of Special Interest

An austere and imposing cenotaph.

References

Bibliography

BUILDING CONTROL REGISTER, Dean of Guilds Records, Dunfermline Council; John Gifford, FIFE, in the 'Buildings of Scotland' series (1988) p195; Bert McEwan, DUNFERMLINE - OUR HERITAGE (1998) p264.

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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