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Hamilton Street Forestry Commission and Department of Employment

A Category B Listed Building in Girvan, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2433 / 55°14'35"N

Longitude: -4.8547 / 4°51'16"W

OS Eastings: 218615

OS Northings: 598061

OS Grid: NX186980

Mapcode National: GBR 40.CQH8

Mapcode Global: WH2QR.DGHR

Entry Name: Hamilton Street Forestry Commission and Department of Employment

Listing Date: 8 May 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373586

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32134

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Girvan

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Girvan

Electoral Ward: Girvan and South Carrick

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

In the style of David Rhind. Circa 1870. 2-storey and attic,
5-bay bank building in French Renaissance style. Lightly
stugged red sandstone with polished yellow ashlar dressings
and quoins. 3 boldly projecting central bays with
square-headed architraved windows (missing cornices) in
ground floor. Band course above supports pilasters to
round-arched and keystoned windows in 1st floor. 1st floor
windows in recessed bays, similarly detailed. Dentilled
cornice; parapet above with ball finials at angles, broken
by tall, central, pilastered, round-arched dormer with
segmental pediment, in steep mansard roof. Projecting porches
in re-entrant angles with round-arched, pilastered
doorpieces, dentilled cornices and balustraded parapets;
boldly channelled quoins. 2 tall stacks at junction with
central mansard and flanking piended roofs.

Statement of Interest

Formerly the Commercial Bank.

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