PORT WILLIAM, HIGH STREET, BANK OF SCOTLAND, WITH BOUNDARY WALLS, RAILINGS AND GATEPIERS (Ref:19578)
This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 11/11/1994.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NX 3393 4349.
Later 19th century. 2-storey bank and bank house. Squared and coursed whin masonry. Cream sandstone ashlar dressings: rybated margins; quoins, with margin draft; band course between floors; eaves course at lintel level and eaves cornice; base course. Recessed aprons to all windows.N (BANK HOUSE ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Corniced and pilastered doorpiece at centre; modern panelled door, with deep plate glass fanlight. Regularly disposed fenestration; narrow window at centre at 1st floor; wider windows at ground floor.E (BANK ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 5-bay, with 2 bays to left recessed. Corniced and pilastered doorpiece in bay to outer right. Regularly disposed fenestration. Variety of glazing in timber sash and case windows; 4-pane glazing at ground floor; 6-pane glazing at 1st floor. Pebble-dashed wallhead stacks to E and W. Piended platform roof. Octagonal cans.BOUNDARY WALLS, RAILINGS AND GATEPIERS: low whin rubble walls, with red sandstone saddleback coping; surmounted by cast-iron fleur-de-lis railings. Red sandstone ashlar conical-capped octagonal gatepiers, one surmounted by ashlar ball.
This building is not marked on the OS Map of 1848, but it is marked as "Bank" on the OS Map of 1894. It is quite probably by Peddie and Kinnear, or the later Kinnear and Peddie, who had a strong hold on bank design during these years.
OS Map 1850, Wigtownshire, Sheet 29 (surveyed 1848). OS Map 1895,
Wigtownshire, Sheet XXX11 (surveyed 1894).
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