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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
Entry Name: Port William, High Street, Bank of Scotland, with Boundary Walls, Railings and Gatepiers
Listing Date: 11 November 1994
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353972
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19578
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Traditional County: Wigtownshire
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.
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.
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