Caledonian Bank

Mackenzie & Matthews


Channelled and painted ashlar

9-11 High Street, Inverness

This impressive three-storey, five-bay building really stands out: George and Peter Anderson call it "unquestionably the finest building in the north" (212). The ground floor piers support a balustraded balcony with large vases at each end, displaying medallions of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and below the next floor are decorative swags. Four tapering Corinthian columns take over the division of the bays, and right at the top is a pediment with a richly carved tympanum. [Commentary continues below.]

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