Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 09122 87385
309122, 687385


Early 19th century; extended later 19th century. 2-storey with attic and basement; 3-bay; rectangular-plan main block with single storey; single bay extension to W. Symmetrical classical former bank with Doric entrancepiece. Lightly droved sandstone ashlar principal (S) and W elevations; coursed stugged sandstone elsewhere; polished ashlar dressings. Band course above basement windows to principal elevation of main block; band course at 1st floor cill level; moulded eaves cornice; base course, moulded cornice and parapet to extension. Architraved windows to ground floor to principal and W elevations; those to principal elevation have friezes with dentilled cornices. Defined angle quoins to ground floor of main block and extension. Coped gables with scrolled skewputts.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: steps up to entrancepiece to centre of main block; doorway flanked by Doric columns supporting slightly projecting pediment; dentilled frieze continues set back to either side with flanking outer pilasters; architraved entrance with narrow flanking lights; 6-panel 2-leaf timber door with rectangular fanlight. Flanking windows; single window to extension to outer left. Window to each bay to 1st floor. Piended dormers to either side of roof.

W ELEVATION: architraved central entrance to extension; pediment above supported on flanking scrolled brackets; 6-panel 2-leaf timber door with rectangular fanlight. Flanking 2-light windows with stone mullions; bracketed cills; corniced friezes. Attic window set back to left to main block.

E ELEVATION: modern steps with parapet wall to central entrance; part-glazed timber door; modern single storey gabled extension to right. Window above to each floor; small window to outer right of 1st floor.

N ELEVATION: openings blocked to ground floor. Windows to centre and left of 1st floor. Separate building adjoins at right angles to right.

Mainly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roofs. Droved ashlar gable end stacks with moulded coping to either side of main block; round cans.

INTERIOR: not inspected (1998).

Statement of Special Interest

It is unclear whether this building was built as a villa or commercial building. It was already in use as a bank by the mid-19th century and continued in use as such for over 130 years. It is now (1998) in use as a cafe bar.



Appears on J Wood's PLAN OF THE TOWN OF DUNFERMLINE (1823); shown as bank on 1856 ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP, 5ft to 1 Mile, Dunfermline Sheet 4; extension shown on 1896 ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP, 1/2500, Dunfermline Sheet 8; John Gifford, FIFE, in the 'Buildings of Scotland' series (1988) p195.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

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