Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

CASTLEHILL, ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, WITH WALLS, RAILINGS AND GATESLB43056

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
28/03/1996
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Burgh
Campbeltown
NGR
NR 71873 20255
Coordinates
171873, 620255

Description

Later 19th century, with late 19th century addition. 2-storey, 4-bay bank and bank manager's house of rectangular plan. Polished ashlar principal front with roughcast and coursed rubble elevations to SW and NE respectively. Base course, cornice and blocking course at eaves. Raised ashlar margins at windows, droved with projecting cills to side elevations.

NW (MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: 4-bay elevation grouped 1-3, symmetrical displacement of bays to right, pilastered entrance door at centre (3rd) bay with ashlar distyle porch comprising marble entrance step, columns with capitals and bases supporting entablature with blocking course. Flanking windows with panelled aprons, corniced canopies above supported on scrolled brackets. Ground floor bipartite window at outer left slightly advanced with panelled apron, cornice and blocking course above. 1st floor window margins lugged at bases, corniced lintels, pedimented to window over porch.

NE ELEVATION: entrance porch centring elevation, with door in polished ashlar faced NW side. Stone steps, entrance door with architraved surround, dentilled pediment superimposed on corniced parapet. Tall stair window centred at 1st floor with window to left and round-arched window in gablehead above

SW ELEVATION: ground floor windows at centre and to left, single window at 1st floor to outer left, single segmental-arched window to left in gablehead.

Timber windows (inter-war) with hoppers and border glazing, floreate decoration on cross bar. 6-panel, 2-leaf timber entrance doors with bronze handles and plate glass fanlights to main entrance and side porch. Grey slate roof, 3 corniced ashlar apex stacks with circular cans.

INTERIOR: early 20th century timber counter with small carved panel, glazed screen above with some etched glass remaining. Ceiling with stylised, dentilled cornice and 9-pane ceiling light.

BOUNDARY WALLS: coped and stepped ashlar dwarf wall to Main Street with contemporary wrought-iron railings and 2-leaf gates at centre and outer left.

Statement of Special Interest

The ridge stack and asymmetry of the principal elevation would suggest that this building was extended by an extra bay to the N. The architecture of the principal front is strikingly similar to the Royal Bank in Lanark High Street. This building is constructed with good quality materials, and occupies a prominent position in the town.

References

Bibliography

ORDNANCE PLAN OF CAMPBELTOWN (1868).

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.

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