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46 Bank Street, Bank of Scotland

A Category B Listed Building in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 380563

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB35880

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmarnock

County: East Ayrshire

Town: Kilmarnock

Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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