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GLASSMOUNT HOUSELB9704

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
10/09/1979
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Parish
Kinghorn
NGR
NT 24618 88546
Coordinates
324618, 688546

Description

Later 19th century with earlier 19th century wing; 20th century additions to rear. Tall 2-storey, 2-bay, gabled Tudorbethan-detailed house with bracketed stone balcony, and lower 2-storey, 5-bay wing. Small ashlar bands and cement render with rusticated quoins and ashlar dressings. Deep base course and moulded eaves cornice. Hoodmoulds, tabbed and architraved surrounds; keystone; chamfered arrises and stone mullions.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: advanced M-gable to right of centre with square-section columns and outer scroll brackets supporting pierced stone balustraded balcony forming doorpiece with steps up to deep-set panelled timber door with plate glass fanlight and flanking lights; hoodmoulded bipartite window above with moulded panel in finialled gablehead, all in slightly advanced left bay. Right bay with full-height canted 4-light window to each floor giving way to stepped blocking course in corbelled and finialled gablehead. Recessed wing to left with slightly advanced pedimented centre bay with 3 windows to each floor, that to centre at ground keystoned and architraved, regular fenestration to flanking bays.

S ELEVATION: gabled bay with full-height, broad, 3-light canted window, that to ground with centre door; inset sundial dated 1722 in gablehead.

N ELEVATION: canted 4-light window to each floor giving way to stepped blocking course breaking eaves above.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: variety of elements including slightly advanced gable to right of centre, dormer gablet to left and low lean-to extension at ground.

4-pane and plate glass glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with cans; gablet ashlar-coped skews and skewputts and stone finials. Cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.

INTERIOR: plain and decorative cornices; panelled shutters; timber fireplaces, some carved; mosaic-tiled entrance hall with screen door; cantilevered dog-leg staircase with decorative cast-iron railings and fine coloured glass oval lantern.

Statement of Special Interest

Glassmount appears as 'North Glassmount' on the 1st OS map. The very fine conservatory immediately to the W is listed separately (category A), as are the sundial and steading.

References

Bibliography

Groome's GAZETTEER VOL VIII, p178. 1st edition OS Map (1855).

About Listed Buildings

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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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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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