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38 High Street, Fort William

A Category B Listed Building in Fort William, Highland

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Latitude: 56.818 / 56°49'4"N

Longitude: -5.1107 / 5°6'38"W

OS Eastings: 210240

OS Northings: 773922

OS Grid: NN102739

Mapcode National: GBR FBRP.PT5

Mapcode Global: WH1FR.GWKN

Plus Code: 9C8PRV9Q+5P

Entry Name: 38 High Street, Fort William

Listing Name: 38 High Street

Listing Date: 29 May 1985

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373112

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31787

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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Circa 1860, 3-storey corner building with 2-bay elevation to
High Street and 5-bay facade fronting Cameron Square; bowed
angle bay with entrance. All polished ashlar.
Angle entrance served by steps (owing to sloping site);
doorway flanked by engaged Roman Doric polished granite
columns supporting shallow projecting 1st floor balcony with
cast-iron balustrade. Slightly advanced pedimented centre bay
in Cameron Square (west) facade with pedimented and
pilastered centre entrance, now blocked as bipartite; all
ground floor windows also bipartites. Continuous cornice over
ground floor linking doorpiece details. Moulded architraves
and cill bands to 1st and 2nd floor windows; 1st floor
windows have bracketted pediments, segmental above each
entrance. 2-pane glazing to all windows (except modern
glazing to slightly altered ground floor window in extreme
right (south west) Cameron Square.
Blocking course raised above curved angle with console
supports; moulded eaves cornice, corniced ridge and end
stacks; piended slate roof.

Statement of Interest

Former British Linen Bank, succeeding that opened in 1835 in

the building of the present West Highland Museum;

subsequently an hotel, now offices.

Return elevation to Cameron Square.

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