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RUTHWELL VILLAGE RUTHWELL MUSEUM HENRY DUNCAN SAVINGS BANK AND MUSEUMLB17249

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 04/11/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Ruthwell

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NY 10187 67387
  • Coordinates: 310187, 567387

Description

Scotland's first Savings Bank, now a museum. Built perhaps as

early as circa 1760, probably as 2 adjoining single storey

3-bay cottages, each having off-centre door (door to east now

a window). All whitewashed rubble with contrasting painted

margins; 4-pane sashes. Stacks removed. Slate roof with 2

skylights. Cottage to west formerly Male and Female Friendly

Society's Hall where savings bank began in May 1810 by Rev.

Henry Duncan; narrow windows in latter, raised probably in

19th century.

Statement of Special Interest

Listed category A for historic importance; on architectural

grounds, this building is spoilt by the removal of the

chimneyheads.

References

Bibliography

H Duncan, THE STORY OF RUTHWELL AND MOUNT KEDAR, 1974. p.10

(inc. photo)

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