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Latitude: 55.609 / 55°36'32"N
Longitude: -4.4985 / 4°29'54"W
OS Eastings: 242718
OS Northings: 637878
OS Grid: NS427378
Mapcode National: GBR 3G.MQFP
Mapcode Global: WH3Q9.W81W
Entry Name: 46 Bank Street, Bank of Scotland
Listing Date: 3 July 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 380563
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB35880
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Mid 19th century. 2-storey on raised basement, 6-bay (grouped 3-3) bank building flanked single storey, single bay wings. Rendered and painted with contrasting dressings, rubble to side. Basement course, architraved cill course to ground floor, plain cill course to 1st floor. Windows with lugged architraves and entablatures.
NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: entrance door to 3rd bay left accessed by flight of steps with stepped walls flanking, leading to paired Roman Doric columned porch with decorative metopes and dentilled cornice, 2 bays to left of porch, 3 bays to right (with BANK OF SCOTLAND signage above), all over cill course. 6 regularly placed bays to 1st floor. Dentilled principal cornice with decorative parapet divided by pedimented dies. Lower flanking wings with outer pilasters and single arched bay: left wing bay (containing door) accessed by flight of steps with stepped walls flanking; right wing bay (blind with ATM inset) accessed by later stairs with wrought-iron hand rail, further window to upper set back bay.
NE ELEVATION: irregularly massed with pair of vertically placed narrow windows to centre, further narrow window to right; adjoining blind gable of main building to rear.
SE (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen, 2001.
SW ELEVATION: concealed by gable of adjacent building.
2-pane timber sash and case windows to ground floor with etched lower panes, 4-pane timber sash windows to 1st floor and single pane slit windows to NE elevation. Grey slate pitched roof. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Corniced ashlar gablehead and ridge stacks with circular and square cans.
INTERIOR: refurbished as Bank of Scotland branch.
Part of a B-Group with 1 Bank Place, Kilmarnock Standard. Sited in a prominent position on Bank Street. Founded in 1696, the original Bank of Scotland was forbidden to lend money to the state. It relied on the strength of Scotland's industry, commerce and agriculture for its survival in the world of business. Kilmarnock was one of the first towns to open a branch and it was sited on what is now Low Church Lane. This building was originally a pair of semi-detached villas, with the entrance doors centring the elevation. The right hand entrance was blocked and the remaining door given a more elaborate porch.
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