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Latitude: 55.9448 / 55°56'41"N
Longitude: -2.9549 / 2°57'17"W
OS Eastings: 340454
OS Northings: 672829
OS Grid: NT404728
Mapcode National: GBR 2K.YG2P
Mapcode Global: WH7TV.LV30
Entry Name: 23 Bridge Street, Royal Bank of Scotland
Listing Date: 30 March 1992
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 388514
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB42080
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry
Traditional County: East Lothian
Later 19th century. 2-storey 3-bay classical bank and bank manager's house. Grey sandstone ashlar frontage, squared and coursed at side and rear; base course, rusticated quoins and eaves cornice.
S ELEVATION: doorway at centre with architraved surround and ornately carved consoled pediment; 2-leaf panelled doors. Tripartite architraved windows in flanking bays at ground with semi-circular pediments breaking cornice above centre light. Decorative cill brackets to lugged archtiraves of 1st floor windows, single window at centre, bipartite in outer bays. Slate hung flat-roofed dormer addition.
W ELEVATION: bipartite window at ground to left and 2 1st floor windows widely spaced.
E ELEVATION: abutted by East Lothian Co-operative building.
Plate glass glazing pattern to sash and case windows. Overhanging eaves to piend roofs; grey slates. Corniced end stacks. Decorative gutterhead retained.
Classical details echo those used by Robert Matheson, in the terraces of Grovesnor Street, Edinburgh, 1865.
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