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26 - 34 (Even Nos) Bank Street

A Category C Listed Building in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6093 / 55°36'33"N

Longitude: -4.4978 / 4°29'52"W

OS Eastings: 242758

OS Northings: 637912

OS Grid: NS427379

Mapcode National: GBR 3G.MQKY

Mapcode Global: WH3Q9.W8BN

Entry Name: 26 - 34 (Even Nos) Bank Street

Listing Date: 3 July 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 380561

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB35879

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmarnock

County: East Ayrshire

Town: Kilmarnock

Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Earlier 19th century. 3-storey, 5-bay rectangular-plan tenement. Painted ashlar with late 20th century rusticated stone shop front. Giant pilasters framing upper elevation. Original ground floor band course partially concealed by shop signs. 1st floor windows with painted ashlar architraves and entablatures.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: ground floor subdivided into three. No 26 (to left): 3 windows with entrance door to right, modern shop sign above. No 28: timber entrance door to properties above. No 30: pair of glazed doors with window to flanks, modern shop sign above. 5-bay regularly fenestrated upper storeys with architraved surrounds to 1st floor and projecting sills to second floor.

NE & SW ELEVATION: adjoining 2-storey building to NE return and higher 3-storey property (No. 36 - 40 Bank Street) to SW return.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen, 2001.

12-pane timber sash and case windows to upper floors; modern fixed plate glass windows with central arched astragal and etched glass below to ground floor. Piended grey slate roof. Painted cast-iron rainwater goods partially concealed by parapet. Former wallhead stack now removed.

INTERIOR: modern ground floor contains public house (Goldberry Arms) and coffee shop (The Coffee Club); central door leading to 2 residential floors above (not seen, 2001).

Statement of Interest

Part of a B-Group with the Laigh Kirk and Kirkyard, 3 - 7 Bank Street and 10 College Wynd. Bank Street. Bank Street is one of the older streets within the town. Although developed in the 18th century from the Kirkshaugh, the retail and residential buildings we see know occurred primarily in the 19th century.

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