Sites and Monument Record: West Pier Tavern (Bo'ness Library) (SMR 365)

Early 18th century 2 storey building with many later modifications. It presents 4 bays to Scotland's Close and 2 to the N in the gable end. The N gable of this building still retains roll moulded skewputs. Rubble built with rendered margins.There is a datestone with initials "17FMG MR11" over a first storey door on the E side, approached by a forestair with a modern handrail.
Pilastered doorpiece with flanking windows in gable end. 2 windows above with cillband, moulded eaves course, straight skews. Pantiled roof with slate easing course. End stacks. S gable elevation has remnants of an early-mid 18th century chimney piece from a demolished house to the S. Some panelling remains on the 1st floor together with a chimney piece
and ceiling plasterwork which is a copy of the original in the front room. Now converted to library use.

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Site history notes
Originally built in 1711. Later used as the West Pier Tavern, and converted into a public library c1980. The panelling on the first floor and the plaster ceilings were in an advanced state of decay and were replaced by copies.
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NS 9981 8174
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