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Latitude: 57.6645 / 57°39'52"N
Longitude: -2.5221 / 2°31'19"W
OS Eastings: 368947
OS Northings: 863969
OS Grid: NJ689639
Mapcode National: GBR N84G.F9P
Mapcode Global: WH8LW.7M74
Entry Name: 49, 51 Low Street, Clydesdale Bank
Listing Date: 22 February 1972
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357503
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22048
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Banff and District
Traditional County: Banffshire
Style of William Robertson, Elgin, circa 1837. 2-storey and attic, symmetrical classical bank; tooled sandstone ashlar, polished ashlar dressings. Doorways under decoratively glazed fanlights, set back in simple shallow pedimented doorpieces with lugged and moulded surrounds. Similar pediments adorn paired centre aproned windows with raised margins. 4 lst floor windows under bracketted cornices belowed narrow pulivinated string course, frieze and wallhead cornice. Plain blocking course, raised at centre with flanking scroll consoles. 2 modern box
dormers; slate roof.
Former North of Scotland Bank. Originally the design was attributed to Archibald Simpson, but the quoted source in the ABERDEEN JOURNAL has proved mistaken. Stylistically the building suggests William Robertson as architect though Archibald Simpson also designed buildings for the North of Bank, established in Aberdeen in l836. The Banff branch was
opened 15 Jan, 1836 (not necessarily in this building) and was one of 'fifteen rural offices' opened during the first year of operation of the North of Scotland Bank.
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