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Latitude: 55.9761 / 55°58'33"N
Longitude: -3.1679 / 3°10'4"W
OS Eastings: 327215
OS Northings: 676516
OS Grid: NT272765
Mapcode National: GBR 8T5.T7
Mapcode Global: WH6SM.91QZ
Entry Name: 28 Bernard Street and 47, 47a Timberbush
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 363856
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26947
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Leith
Traditional County: Midlothian
James Simpson, 1871. 3-storey 2-bay Italianate bank building. Cream sandstone, polished ashlar front, ashlar to ground floor of NW elevation, squared and snecked stugged rubble above. Base course; dentilled cornice above ground floor; moulded cill course at 2nd floor; deeply corbelled and dentilled eaves cornice; architraved windows; bracketted cills at 2nd floor; round-arched openings at ground floor.
SW (BERNARD STREET) ELEVATION: doorway to left with polished red granite Ionic columns to porch supporting entablature; doorway with masque-carved head keystone and polished red granite Corinthian nook-shafts, panelled door and semi-circular plate glass fanlight; single window at 1st floor with consoled dentilled pediment; single window at 2nd floor. 2-storey canted window divided by pilasters to right bay, panelled aprons at 1st floor, dentilled cornice; bipartite window at 2nd floor.
NW (TIMBERBUSH) ELEVATION: 6-bay; slightly angled bay to outer right detailed as front elevation with single windows, at 1st floor with consoled dentilled pediment; wallhead stack. Consoled and corniced doorway to left of centre, 2-leaf panelled door and barred semi- circular fanlight; small secondary door flanking to left. Single windows to remaining bays. Canted tripartite dormer.
SE ELEVATION: irregular single windows; barred round-arched windows.
Timber sash and case windows, mostly plate glass glazing, some 4-pane windows to side. Half-piend slate roof with metal flashings. 1 wallhead stack (see above), 1 transverse and apex stack to rear. Moulded eaves gutter and gutterheads.
INTERIOR: compartmental ceiling with heavy dentilled cornices to main telling hall.
Built as Union Bank.
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