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National Bank, 4, 6, 8 High Street, Fort William

A Category C Listed Building in Fort William, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.8185 / 56°49'6"N

Longitude: -5.1098 / 5°6'35"W

OS Eastings: 210299

OS Northings: 773977

OS Grid: NN102739

Mapcode National: GBR FBRP.Q7D

Mapcode Global: WH1FR.HW07

Plus Code: 9C8PRV9R+93

Entry Name: National Bank, 4, 6, 8 High Street, Fort William

Listing Name: 4, 6, 8 High Street, Royal Bank of Scotland, Retaining Wall and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 29 May 1985

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373111

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31786

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Fort William

County: Highland

Town: Fort William

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Thomas Marwick, Edinburgh, dated 1911. Scottish Renaissance;
2-storey, 7-bay symmetrical north facing bank, with single
storey and attic 3-bay wing set back at east gable.
Bullfaced, sneck coursed red granite with contrasting tooled
grey ashlar granite dressings and facings. Centre door in
shallow projecting square-headed porch with moulded
architraves and crest carved in relief above door, corniced
with cast- and wrought-iron balcony above fronting long
centre window.
Advanced paired outer bays with larger windows in ground and
1st floors; chamfered angles to ground floor of gables, which
are slightly projected on corbelled course at 1st floor. Set
back wing at east fronted by single storey, flat roof
corridor extension with crenellated wallhead. Multi-pane
glazing. Asymmetrical rear with near-centre stair window,
varying roof heights and single gabled dormer window. Tall
end corniced wallhead stacks; crowstepped gables; slate
roofs.
Bank fronted north and east by low bullfaced red granite
retain with contrasting grey tooled ashlar cope. Pair panelled
grey ashlar square gate piers with flat caps; cast-iron gate
with wrought-iron decorative detailing. Second pedestrian
entrance with simple spearhead cast-iron gate; matching
railings with wrought thistle intermediate finials.

Statement of Interest

Former National Bank.

Corner site with Bank Street. Rear buildings originally

included stable range for 2 horses, carriage, harness room,

man servant's room; also byre for 2 beast and henhouse.

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