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Latitude: 55.6094 / 55°36'33"N
Longitude: -4.4983 / 4°29'53"W
OS Eastings: 242728
OS Northings: 637923
OS Grid: NS427379
Mapcode National: GBR 3G.MQGM
Mapcode Global: WH3Q9.W83L
Entry Name: 3 and 5 Bank Street (Scotch Corner) and 8 College Wynd
Listing Date: 3 July 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 380559
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB35877
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse
Traditional County: Ayrshire
1821. 2-storeys and attic corner block, 3-bays to Bank Street, multi-bayed to College Wynd. Harled rubble with painted window and angle margins, eaves course and cornice.
SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3 & 5 Bank Street: shop front to ground floor with central recessed glazed door, painted columns flanking, engaged timber pilasters to each end supporting shop sign (right pilaster load bearing), glazed window cut back on corner and continuing to College Wynd elevation; 1st floor: 3-bay regular fenestration with attic dormer above left bay; 2 bays to 1st floor on right return.
NE (COLLEGE WYND) ELEVATION: 8 College Wynd: paired bipartite windows to ground floor centre, pair of doorways to left, vehicular entrance with timber door to right; 3 regularly placed bays to 1st floor, flat roofed bipartite attic dormer above left hand bay, adjoining neighbouring buildings to left and right returns.
NW (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen, 2001.
SW ELEVATION: adjoining 7 Bank Street to left.
4-pane windows with opening pane to 1st floor on Bank Street. Replacement 12-pane fixed windows with opening 3-pane top section to College Wynd. Piended grey slate roof with 3-light timber and zinc dormer to Bank Street and flat fronted 2-light timber and zinc dormer to College Wynd. Stepped gablehead stack with neck cope and replacement can to NE gable.
INTERIOR: 3 & 5 Bank Street: ground floor in use as a modernised retail unit, currently a toy shop; accommodation to upper 1 ?-storeys. 8 College Wynd: retail and residential also with original sized 1st floor windows.
Part of a B-Group with 7 Bank Street and 26 - 34 Bank street. Bank Street is one of the older streets within the town. Although developed in the 18th century from the Kirkshaugh, retail and residential buildings occurred primarily in the mid 19th century. The corner site occupied by these building is prominent within the town centre with the focal point being the Laigh Kirk. When built these buildings would have formed separate properties and differ slightly from the fenestration we see today. A picture from the beginning of the 20th century shows part of the building being by "Hugh Bone, Plumbers and Gasfitter".
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