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Latitude: 56.0714 / 56°4'17"N
Longitude: -3.4626 / 3°27'45"W
OS Eastings: 309048
OS Northings: 687473
OS Grid: NT090874
Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PG1M
Mapcode Global: WH5QR.SNBG
Entry Name: 38 High Street
Listing Date: 12 July 1985
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 362474
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26006
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central
Traditional County: Fife
Baird and Thomson of Glasgow, 1902 for Clydesdale Bank. 3-storey and attic; 4-bay; terraced commercial building. Symmetrical free Renaissance design with pedimented 1st floor windows and dormers. Polished sandstone ashlar principal (S) elevation. Base course; band courses joining window cills at each level; band courses adjoining lintels and forming friezes to ground and 2nd floors; that to 2nd floor with roundel panels above windows. Moulded cornice above ground floor; modillioned eaves cornice. Architraved windows to each floor; those to ground floor with Gibbs surrounds; those to 1st floor aediculed with pediments on consoled brackets; pedimented dormers.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: aediculed entrance to outer right; Corinthian pilasters and pediment on consoled brackets with acanthus motifs; moulded reveals; 16-panel 2-leaf timber door with rectangular fanlight. Regular fenestration; window to each bay to left and to each bay to upper storeys.
Mainly 2-panel timber sash and case windows; multi-pane dormers. Grey slate roof. Coursed sandstone gablehead stack with moulded coping to either side; round and octagonal cans.
INTERIOR: not inspected (1998).
Lat example of the traditional banking palazzo.
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