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Trustee Savings Bank, 40 High Street, Leven

A Category B Listed Building in Leven, Fife

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Latitude: 56.1947 / 56°11'40"N

Longitude: -2.9978 / 2°59'51"W

OS Eastings: 338181

OS Northings: 700681

OS Grid: NO381006

Mapcode National: GBR 2H.FQGX

Mapcode Global: WH7SN.XKNF

Plus Code: 9C8V52V2+VV

Entry Name: Trustee Savings Bank, 40 High Street, Leven

Listing Name: 40 High Street and Bank Street, Tsb with Gatepiers, Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 28 September 1999

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393827

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46500

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Leven

County: Fife

Town: Leven

Electoral Ward: Leven, Kennoway and Largo

Traditional County: Fife

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Peddie and Kinnear, dated 1869 and monogrammed; extended to rear mid 20th century. 3-storey Baronial bank building with corner entrance tower and crowstepped gables. Dry-dash with polished ashlar dressings. Base course, stepped string courses. Roll-moulded doorpiece, corbels, stone mullions and stop-chamfered arrises.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: rounded entrance tower with steps and flanking low quadrant walls leading to doorpiece with blind moulded tablet incorporated into string course forming hoodmould, and deep-set panelled timber door with glazed fanlight; 4-light window to 1st floor, and 3 windows to 2nd floor giving way to conical roof with decorative cast-iron finial.

SE (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: 3-bay elevation with doorway (as above) in bay to right at ground, bipartite window to centre, and altered window with cash-dispensing machine in bay to left; 3 windows to 1st floor with stack corbelled out over centre bay; ball-finialled M-gable to 2nd floor with bipartite windows flanking slightly projecting stack with moulded panel marked '1869' and entwined initials 'PK'.

SW (BANK STREET) ELEVATION: 2-bay elevation with tripartite window to left at ground, and single window to right; bipartite window to left at 1st floor with blind panel to right, and smaller bipartite to left at 2nd floor, breaking eaves into ball-finialled gablehead, corbelled stack to right abutting tower (see above). Lower extension to outer left.

NE ELEVATION: 2 windows to left at ground, and further window to right at each floor above, that to 2nd floor breaking eaves into gablehead.

NW (NORTH STREET) ELEVATION: modern extension at ground, 1st floor with crowstepped gable to right and window to left, and 2 further 2nd floor windows to centre breaking eaves into crowstepped dormerheads.

Plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows; uPVC glazing to 1st and 2nd floors. Grey slates. Coped, dry-dash and ashlar stacks; ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts, and cast-iron downpipes with dated rainwater hoppers.

INTERIOR: modern banking hall. Decorative plasterwork cornices, panelled timber shutters and cantilevered dog-leg stair with decorative cast-iron balusters and timber handrail.

GATEPIERS, BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: flat-coped, square-section ashlar gatepiers with chamfered angles and low stugged ashlar saddleback-coped boundary walls with inset railings.

Statement of Interest

Formerly Royal Bank premises, the 20th century extension included conversion of small stable to NW.

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