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38 High Street

A Category C Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 362474

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26006

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

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).

Statement of Interest

Lat example of the traditional banking palazzo.

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