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Down Law,fort 350m south of Downfield,Coaltown of Burnturk

A Scheduled Monument in Howe of Fife and Tay Coast, Fife

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Latitude: 56.2523 / 56°15'8"N

Longitude: -3.0616 / 3°3'41"W

OS Eastings: 334320

OS Northings: 707145

OS Grid: NO343071

Mapcode National: GBR 2F.B23N

Mapcode Global: WH6R9.Y38S

Entry Name: Down Law,fort 350m S of Downfield,Coaltown of Burnturk

Scheduled Date: 19 June 1936

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM807

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Kettle

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Traditional County: Fife


Earlier-mid 19th century, raises and extended 1888. Single storey, rectangular-plan school, made T-plan by addition of classroom 1 to 5, with lower cloakroom blocks in re-entrants. Original building stugged rubble; additions stugged and snecked rubble, stugged and margined quoins; slate roof. Base course to additions; sash and case windows, 4- over 6-pane to classroom tripartites, 2- over 4-pane to cleakroom singles, stugged and margined dressings with chamfered cills; deep eaves with exposed purlin and rafter ends, moulded bargeboards, kingpost and collar exposed at S gable, small ball finials with elongated pinnacles; corniced stacks. E ELEVATION: gable to right (modified original building), tripartite window; door to bay at left re-entrant; door to lean-to to far right. W ELEVATION: mirror image of E elevation.

S GABLE: gable to centre, tripartite window; single window to lower, slightly recessed flanking bays.

N GABLE: full-width lean-to, central stack rising through eaves to main wall.

INTERIOR: boarded dado; original chimneypieces.

PLAYSHED: timber playshed with corrugated pentice roof.

WC'S: small rubble-built wc block to W of playshed.

BOUNDARY WALL AND RAILINGS: rubble boundary wall to W (N boundary wall constructed 1980s), cast-iron and steel fence to E.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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