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Inverkeithing, Cruickness Road, Naval Base Mansions

Building(S) (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Inverkeithing, Cruickness Road, Naval Base Mansions

Classification Building(S) (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) The Comfort Store; Bathroom Planet

Canmore ID 176158

Site Number NT18SW 254

NGR NT 1262 8198

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Inverkeithing
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Dunfermline
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NT18SW 254 1262 8198

During November 1999, RCAHMS conducted a photographic survey of Cruickness Road, Naval Mansions. The purpose of which was to enhance and augment the existing holdings of the National Monuments Record Scotland.

Visited by RCAHMS (MKO), November 1999


Build (1904 - 1909)

'In order to provide accommodation for men employed at the works in connection with the new Naval Base at Rosyth, an exceptionally large lodging house has been constructed at Inverkeithing...the building measures 130ft square in plan by 46ft high, affords accomodation for 600 men, and was built for the Rosyth Naval base Mansions Ltd, from the designs of Mr William Williamson, architect, Kirkcaldy...The contract was let to Messrs J A MacTaggart & Co, of 65 Bath Street, Glasgow, and executed to the complete satisfaction of the architect and all concerned'.

Information from an unidentified publication in Photograph Album 73 held at RCAHMS.


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