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TITLE
Architectural Audit of Inverness: 54-60 High Street, South Side
EXTERNAL ID
PC_ARCHITECTURALAUDIT_033
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
2001
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Robert Gordon University
SOURCE
Inverness Civic Trust
ASSET ID
21770
KEYWORDS
Eastgate
buildings
plans
streets
streetscapes
Architectural Audit of Inverness: 54-60 High Street, South Side

54-60 High Street comprises buildings of severe Grecian design with Ionic columns (circa 1843). Attributed to Archibald Simpson of Aberdeen, or to his assistant James Ross, father of Alexander Ross. Formerly the Old Post Office, then the Customs and Excise Office, the building housed a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Halifax Bank in 1991.

Ionic columns are identifiable for having spiral capitals. Usually Ionic columns are fluted, but this building seems to follow the 17th Century English example of plain columns. Archibald Simpson designed Marischal College in Aberdeen. At the time of writing (2010) it is occupied by the Royal Bank of Scotland, Optical Express and Clinton Cards.

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Architectural Audit of Inverness: 54-60 High Street, South Side

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

Eastgate; buildings; plans; streets; streetscapes

Inverness Civic Trust

Inverness Civic Trust: Architectural Audit

54-60 High Street comprises buildings of severe Grecian design with Ionic columns (circa 1843). Attributed to Archibald Simpson of Aberdeen, or to his assistant James Ross, father of Alexander Ross. Formerly the Old Post Office, then the Customs and Excise Office, the building housed a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Halifax Bank in 1991.<br /> <br /> Ionic columns are identifiable for having spiral capitals. Usually Ionic columns are fluted, but this building seems to follow the 17th Century English example of plain columns. Archibald Simpson designed Marischal College in Aberdeen. At the time of writing (2010) it is occupied by the Royal Bank of Scotland, Optical Express and Clinton Cards.