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


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NR 71870 20307
171870, 620307


Peddie & Kinnear, 1885. 2-storey and attic, 4-bay asymmetrical 17th century revival former bank building on corner site with paired, gabled, wings projecting to NW (rear) to give square plan. Bull-faced, squared and snecked sandstone walls with droved ashlar dressings. Cill course at 1st floor, eaves course.

SE (MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: 4-bay elevation with chamfered corner at ground floor to outer right, containing entrance door with blank architraved panel over, chamfered corner corbelled to square at 1st floor. Entrance door in bay to outer left, architraved with pediment over. Windows in 2nd bay and to left of 4th bay mullioned and transomed with pediments over. Bipartite window at 1st floor to outer right.

NE (LORNE STREET) ELEVATION: gable end of Main Street elevation with wing projecting to right. Ground floor, chamfered corner to outer left, 2 transomed windows, closely spaced to centre of gable. 1st floor, 2 windows closely spaced at right of gable, single window at 2nd floor centring gablehead.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: asymmetrical, with lopsided gables flanking centre 2 bays. Irregular fenestration, with projecting cills, bipartite window at ground floor to right of centre with relieving arch over.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows at street elevations, mostly 4-pane to rear elevation. 2-leaf timber storm doors at corner with etched glass inner door. 6-panel, 2-leaf storm doors at Main Street entrance with rectangular plate glass fanlight above. Grey slate roof, 3 stone dormers at eaves of Main Street elevation, bipartite flanking centre, tall pedimented dormerheads, slated roofs and sides. Cast-iron gutters and downpipes with hoppers and decorative brackets at street elevations. Bull-faced squared and snecked apex stacks with deep moulded copes and circular cans at gable ends of Main Street elevation, matching 4-flue stack intersecting with left gable of rear elevation. Large rendered stack intersecting with plain skew of gable at left of Main Street elevation, crowstepped skews elsewhere.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1995.

BOUNDARY WALLS: dwarf wall with concrete cope and modern railing to Main Street and Lorne Street. Stugged, coursed rubble walls bounding yard to rear, battered, with saddleback cope, gatepiers to Lorne Street with bases and plain shafts with chamfered heads.

OUTBUILDING: ashlar piend-roofed garage with 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber doors and 6-panel timber pedestrian door to left.

Statement of Special Interest

On the 22nd April 1884, warrant was applied for to erect a 3-storey tenement and office for the Royal Bank of Scotland. It was referred to in the Argyllshire Herald of 1885 as a building in the "Scotch Baronial Style". It is an imposing building of good quality construction on this prominent town centre site.



ARGYLLSHIRE HERALD (6.6.1885) Argyll & Bute Council Archive.

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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