Plans approved to transform historic B-listed lodge in Kirkcaldy park
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Fife Council has granted listed building consent to re-roof Southerton Lodge which sits in the Beveridge Park, off Boglily Road .
The two-storey, two-bay lodge house with a French pavilion-roofed tower was built in 1891.
A report to planners said: “The property will look much the same as it currently does by the use of new slate tiles closely matched to the original slates in both texture and colour. The decorative ridges and finials of which roughly 40-50 per cent remain, are to be salvaged and re-used on the most visible elevations, with either new replicas or similar salvaged pieces used to the rear or less prominent elevations.
“It is important that all roof features of the Category B listed building are treated with particular sensitivity and the historical character of the lodge remains unaffected on the whole.”
Councillors ruled work must start within three years.
Plans are also in hand to create a nursery in a separate lodge at the park’s entrance gates