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207 High Street Royal Bank of Scotland

A Category B Listed Building in Burntisland, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0596 / 56°3'34"N

Longitude: -3.2325 / 3°13'57"W

OS Eastings: 323345

OS Northings: 685881

OS Grid: NT233858

Mapcode National: GBR 26.QCQ3

Mapcode Global: WH6S0.9YYH

Entry Name: 207 High Street Royal Bank of Scotland

Listing Date: 3 August 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 358450

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22802

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Burntisland

County: Fife

Town: Burntisland

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Mid to later 19th century. 3-storey, 5-bay classical bank building. Polished ashlar with coursed whinstone rubble to sides, deep polished granite base course, moulded string course with modern fascia board over, eaves course and bracketted cornice; architraved windows to ground and 1st floor, latter with hoodmoulds.

S (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Steps up to centre panelled door and 2-leaf fanlight, corniced with ornate consoles supporting delicate wrought-iron balconette, window to right and partly blocked window to outer right with cash dispensing machine, 2 windows to left; regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors, those at 1st with cast-iron window box brackets.

Plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows at ground and 1st floor, modern top-opening windows at 2nd floor. Grey slates, coped ashlar stacks with some cans.

INTERIOR: tiled vestibule with panelled doors to left and right, dado rail extending up staircase with timber banister, finialled newel post and ornate cast-iron railings. 1st floor offices with elaborate cornicing, centre-rose, dado rail and shutters.

Statement of Interest

Gifford dates this building 1845 and according to Pride, the neo-classical detail was added circa 1870, at which time it may also have been enlarged.

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