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Alexandria, Bank Street, Post Office with Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9864 / 55°59'11"N

Longitude: -4.5775 / 4°34'39"W

OS Eastings: 239302

OS Northings: 680051

OS Grid: NS393800

Mapcode National: GBR 0L.VX6V

Mapcode Global: WH3NB.NSFL

Entry Name: Alexandria, Bank Street, Post Office with Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 29 March 1996

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 389600

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43192

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bonhill

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Leven

Parish: Bonhill

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Description

Dated 1904. Single storey, rectangular-plan post office with Baronial details. Squared and snecked sandstone with ashlar margins and dressings. Brick side elevations. Base course; eaves frieze cornice, balustraded parapet.

MAIN ELEVATION: 4 bays near-symmetrically disposed. 2-bay centrepiece slightly advanced, door to left with moulded surround, modern 2-leaf boarded door; oval light in plaque over door, now blocked; "Post Office" inscribed in parapet above. Pedimented tripartite window to right, column mullions, segmental pediment breaking over centre window, plaque with ER inscribed; triangular pediment breaking eaves above, brackets inscribed AD to left, 1904 to right. Flanking bipartites; metal posting boxes inserted under window to right.

uPVC windows. Grey slate roof, lead flashings. Red sandstone, coped apex stacks, circular cans.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL: channelled ashlar, square piers with flat coping; low boundary wall with slab coping.

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