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Latitude: 55.9759 / 55°58'33"N
Longitude: -3.1673 / 3°10'2"W
OS Eastings: 327253
OS Northings: 676493
OS Grid: NT272764
Mapcode National: GBR 8T5.Y9
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.B214
Entry Name: 12-18 (Even Nos) Bernard Street
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 363826
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26922
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
Later 19th century. 3-storey, 6-bay Italian palazzo-style bank/office building with large modern single storey addition to rear. Cream sandstone, polished ashlar front, squared and snecked rubble to rear and side. Base course; ground floor divided by broad shallow pilasters; dentilled cornice and guilloche frieze above ground floor; moulded cill course at 2nd floor; overhanging heavy fluted eaves cornice on deep brackets alternating with deep-set moulded panels; ground floor openings round-arched with moulded heads; architraved windows at 1st floor with console bracketted cornices and balustraded aprons; shouldered architraves and bracketted cills to 2nd floor windows; stacks with bracketted cornices.
SW (FRONT) ELEVATION: 4 bays to right slightly advanced;
architraved and consoled doorway to outer right, pulvinated frieze with carving of stylised foliage, panelled door and semi-circular plate glass fanlight; modern door inserted into window to right of centre; broader keystoned opening to penultimate bay to left, former pend now infilled as window. Single windows at 1st and 2nd floor above.
NE (REAR) ELEVATION: single windows; 2 bays to right slightly advanced; round-arched stair windows with slender timber mullion to outer left. Large single storey flat-roofed modern addition.
NW ELEVATION: 2 round-arched windows to centre bay, secondary doorway; 2 wallhead stacks, to left coped and rendered.
Timber sash and case windows, mostly 4-pane (taller lower sashes at 1st floor, plate glass glazing to ground floor and some rear windows. Piend and platform leaded roof of small roll-jointed sheets; 3 wallhead stacks, 1 transverse stack.
INTERIOR: not seen 1993.
Group with Nos 2-10, 1-31 Bernard Street, 29-43 Constitution Street and Robert Burns Statue.
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