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Kirkcaldy, Victoria Road, Nairn's Linoleum Works, South Factory

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    SCOTTISH LINOLEUM WORKS
  • Canmore ID
    93726
  • Site type
    LINOLEUM FACTORY (19TH CENTURY)
  • County
    FIFE
  • Parish
    KIRKCALDY AND DYSART
  • Council
    FIFE
  • NGR
    NT 28585 92596
  • Latitude, longitude
    56.120741N, 3.150225W
  • Archeological notes
    N/A
  • Architectural notes
    NT29SE 41.03 2863 9267 Part of the south factory survives at NT 28575 92588.

Related material information

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 1257652 (23/7/1933)
    Nairn's Linoleum Works, Victoria Road, Kirkcaldy. Oblique aerial photograph taken facing north.
  • 1257651 (23/7/1933)
    Kirkcaldy, general view, showing Nairn's Linoleum Works, Victoria Road and The Path. Oblique aerial photograph taken facing north.
  • 1256879 (29/5/1929)
    Kirkcaldy, general view, showing Nairn's Linoleum Works, Victoria Road and Ravenscraig Park. Oblique aerial photograph taken facing south-east. This image has been produced from a damaged negative.
  • 93726 (1883)
    Photographic reproduction of a drawing (South West block, South West elevation) showing the proposed alterations of 1883, insc. 'Messrs Michael Nairn & Co, Linoleum Works Drawings for proposed extensions' 'South Elevation'. Signed and dated 'James Gillespy, 4 Queen Street, St Andrews, 20/8/(18)83
  • 809170 (3/7/1984)
    Digital image of a view from the South of the South West block

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 93726 (15/6/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the site of the works with the engineering works, foundry and offices, maltings and works adjacent, taken from the S.
  • 93726 (15/6/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the site of the works with the engineering works, foundry and offices, factory and works adjacent, taken from the SE.
  • 93726 (15/6/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the site of the works with the engineering works, foundry and offices, factory and works adjacent, taken from the SSE.
  • 93726 (15/6/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the site of the works with the whisky distillery, engineering works, foundry and offices and works adjacent, taken from the SSE.
  • 93726 (15/6/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the site of the works with the whisky distillery, engineering works, foundry and offices and works adjacent, taken from the N.
  • 93726 (15/6/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the site of the works with the engineering works, foundry and offices and works adjacent, taken from the WSW.
  • 93726 (15/6/2004)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the site of the works with the engineering works, houses, foundry and offices and works adjacent, taken from the W.
  • 93726 (1986)
    Detail of interior of smacker showing paddles used to agitate the heated mixture, inducing oxidization of 'cement' and eventual polymerization
  • 93726 (1986)
    Oxidising Tanks/Vessels for linseed oil/rosin mixture for 'cement'
  • 93726 (1986)
    Smacker control boards
  • 93726 (1986)
    Smacker machines - vessels in which linseed oiil and rosin is heqated and oxidised whilst being agitated, inducing polymerisation - thickening into a stiff jelly 'cement'
  • 93726 (1986)
    Smacker plant for polymerisatio of linseed oil and rosin turning the liquids into rigid jelly 'cement'
  • 93726 (1979)
    Photographic reproduction of an itemised plan of the South factory
  • 93726 ()
    View from the South of the South East block
  • 93726 ()
    View from the South East of the South West block
  • 93726 (3/7/1984)
    View from the South of the South West block
  • 93726 ()
    Detail of specimen patter block
  • 93726 ()
    View from the North North West
  • 93726 ()
    View from the North
  • 93726 ()
    View from the North West
  • 93726 ()
    Photographic reproduction of a drawing (South West block, South West elevation) showing the proposed alterations of 1883, insc. 'Messrs Michael Nairn & Co, Linoleum Works Drawings for proposed extensions' 'South Elevation'. Signed and dated 'James Gillespy, 4 Queen Street, St Andrews, 20/8/(18)83
  • 93726 ()
    View of the interior of the South West block
  • 93726 ()
    View of the interior of the South West block
  • 93726 ()
    View of the North East block from the South
  • 93726 ()
    View from the South South West
  • 93726 (1986)
    View showing the cutting of cement into slabs
  • 93726 (1995)
    Distant exterior general view of main block of South factory from NNW
  • 93726 (1995)
    Interior view in Block 76 from NNW showing three archways at N end of former stoves (Blocks 78-80)
  • 93726 (1995)
    Exterior view from W of N side of main block of S Factory
  • 93726 (1995)
    Exterior view from E of old oil tanks
  • 93726 (1995)
    Interior view of typical bay and window in Block 85 at 1st floor level, showing reinforced concrete construction of floors and columns
  • 93726 (1995)
    Elevated view from ESE showing Blocks 85 and 42 (L), and main body of South factory
  • 93726 (1995)
    Elevated view from ESE showing Blocks 85 and 42 (L), and main body of South factory
  • 93726 (1995)
    Interior view from SSE at attic (6th check) floor level of Block 85, showing reinforced concrete roof and column construction, and typical cupola/skylight
  • 93726 (1995)
    Interior general view from N at attic (6th check) floor level of Block 85, showing reinforced concrete roof and column construction
  • 93726 (1995)
    Exterior general view from ESE of main block of buildings in South Factory
  • 93726 (1995)
    Interior view from N of upper floor of Block 42, showing wooden queen-post roof trusses, and cast-iron columns
  • 93726 (1995)
    Exterior view from WNW of Block 85
  • 93726 (1995)
    Exterior view from WNW of Blocks 42 and 85
  • 93726 (1995)
    Exterior view from ESE of main block of buildings in South factory, fronting onto Nairn St/ Victoria Rd
  • 93726 (1995)
    Exterior view from ESE of main block of buildings in South factory, fronting onto Nairn St/ Victoria Rd
  • 93726 (1995)
    Exterior view from SSW of Blocks 42 and 85, fronting onto Nairn St/ Victoria Rd
  • 93726 (1995)
    Exterior view from N at upper level, showing N side of central rubble-built range containing Blocks 18, 25, 27, 28, 35
  • 93726 (1995)
    Exterior view at roof level from NNE, showing additional attic floor built above Blocks 78-80 (former stoves)
  • 93726 (1995)
    Elevated exterior view from SSW along W side of Block 19A, at NW side of South Factory
  • 93726 (1995)
    General interior view from ENE within additional attic floor built above Blocks 78-80 (former stoves)
  • 93726 (1995)
    General interior view from ENE along attic floor above Block 37 (former stoves)
  • 93726 (1995)
    Detailed view of iron roof trusses of top floor above Block 37 (former stoves)
  • 93726 (1995)
    Interior view from S of top floor above Block 37 (former stoves) showing iron roof trusses and purlins, and wooden slate boards
  • 93726 (1995)
    Interior view from ENE at 5th floor (top) of Block 26, above former stoves block
  • 93726 (1995)
    Interior view from N on 3rd floor of Block 26, showing structure of reinforced concrete floors inserted into former stoves block
  • 93726 (1995)
    Elevated view from S of E part of N factory, including oil storage tanks on S side of railway (filed under NT29SE 41.03)
  • 93726 (1995)
    Elevated view from S of W part of N factory, including Cracking and Oxidising buildings in S side of railway (filed under NT29SE 41.03)

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1113480 (16/3/2008)
    Oblique aerial view centred on Nairn's south factory with the office block adjacent, taken from the S.
  • 1113479 (16/3/2008)
    Oblique aerial view centred on Nairn's south factory with the office block adjacent, taken from the S.
  • 1113478 (16/3/2008)
    Oblique aerial view centred on Nairn's south factory with the office block adjacent, taken from the SW.
  • 1113477 (16/3/2008)
    Oblique aerial view centred on Nairn's south factory with the office block adjacent, taken from the SW.
  • 1113476 (16/3/2008)
    Oblique aerial view centred on Nairn's south factory with the office block adjacent, taken from the WNW.
  • 1113475 (16/3/2008)
    Oblique aerial view centred on Nairn's south factory with the office block adjacent, taken from the NW.
  • 1113474 (16/3/2008)
    Oblique aerial view centred on Nairn's south factory with the office block adjacent, taken from the WNW.
  • 1113473 (16/3/2008)
    Oblique aerial view centred on Nairn's south factory with the office block adjacent, taken from the NNE.
  • 1113472 (16/3/2008)
    Oblique aerial view centred on Nairn's south factory with the office block adjacent, taken from the NE.
  • 1113471 (16/3/2008)
    Oblique aerial view centred on Nairn's south factory with the office block adjacent, taken from the SE.

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 93726 (1990)
    Historical and Product Information relating to Forbo Nairn of Kirkcaldy: including copy of brief history of linoleum production, 'History of the Wax Cloth' (13 pages); copy of 'Nairns of Kirkcaldy, list of significant dates', unknown author (15 pages); copy of 'A Short History of Forbo Nairn', author unknown, undated (4 pages); copy of 'The Growth of an Industry', unprovenanced publication, undated (3 pages); Forbo Nairn, linoleum samples and product specification sheets (10 items) and a copy of a key to the South and North Factory layout plans (4 sheets); 19 X 35mm contact prints of building and lift details from Nairn's Linoleum Works, Kirkcaldy taken on the 5 March 1986.

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 93726 (2/1979)
    Annotated plan of South Factory, Linoleum Works, Den Road, Kirkcaldy. See numbered key in MS/4098.

  • 93726 (1/7/2000)
    Scottish Linoleum Works Victoria Road elevation
  • 93726 (1/7/2000)
    Scottish Linoleum Works North west elevation (detail)
  • 93726 (1/1/2004)
    Scottish Linoleum Works Victoria Road elevation
  • 93726 (19/9/2007)
    Scottish Linoleum Works North west elevation
  • 93726 (19/9/2007)
    Scottish Linoleum Works Victoria Road elevation
  • 93726 (19/9/2007)
    Scottish Linoleum Works Victoria Road elevation

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Fife, Sheet 321854