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Latitude: 56.9645 / 56°57'52"N
Longitude: -2.2091 / 2°12'32"W
OS Eastings: 387386
OS Northings: 785942
OS Grid: NO873859
Mapcode National: GBR XK.2R09
Mapcode Global: WH9RN.16BR
Entry Name: 26 and 27 Market Square, Former Bank of Scotland, Including Boundary Walls, Railings and Gates
Listing Date: 25 November 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 387976
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB41651
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside
Traditional County: Kincardineshire
Peddie and Kinnear, 1862. 2-storey, 3-bay, piend-roofed simple Italianate former bank now in use by The Royal British Legion, with consoled doorpiece, single storey bay with corniced porch and PK cipher to quoin at outer right immediately below cill band. Narrow bands of coursed rubble with polished dressings and rusticated quoins. Base course and 1st floor cill band. Architraved openings, segmentally-arched and bracketed at ground. Stiff-leaf colonette-mullions to bipartites; stop-chamfered arrises.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: consoled cornice over 2-leaf 6-panelled timber door to centre bay at ground with single window above, bipartite windows to outer bays at each floor. Further panelled timber door to slightly set-back single storey porch at outer left with flag pole base attached to blocking course.
W (BARCLAY STREET) ELEVATION: largely blank; single storey bay to right with small window below cornice and blocking course continued as corniced frieze at left; 21st century extension to outer left.
Non-traditional jarring late 20th century glazing. Grey slates. Single corniced ashlar wallhead stack with cans to E. Deeply overhanging eaves with exposed rafter ends.
BOUNDARY WALLS, RAILINGS AND GATES: low saddleback-coped dwarf wall with inset cast-iron railings, and 2 cast-iron pedestrian gates with decorative shield motifs.
Although altered, the former Bank of Scotland is of interest for its quality of design and its prominent location at the heart of Stonehaven's New Town. A well-detailed building, its features of particular note include the colonette-mullioned bipartite windows, the consoled doorpiece, and the rusticated quoins
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