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Bank Of Scotland, 2 High Street, Port William

A Category B Listed Building in Mochrum, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.7588 / 54°45'31"N

Longitude: -4.5823 / 4°34'56"W

OS Eastings: 233937

OS Northings: 543487

OS Grid: NX339434

Mapcode National: GBR HJ14.5SX

Mapcode Global: WH3VB.LN56

Plus Code: 9C6QQC59+G3

Entry Name: Bank Of Scotland, 2 High Street, Port William

Listing Name: Port William, High Street, Bank of Scotland, with Boundary Walls, Railings and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 11 November 1994

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353972

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19578

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Mochrum

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Mochrum

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

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.

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