Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NN 86490 21578
286490, 721578


Sir George Washington Browne, PRSA, 1900. 3-storey, 3-bay restaurant with dwellings above, Francois Premier doorpiece in circular tower, in irregular terrace. Red Dumfriesshire sandstone ashlar. Moulded cill courses, that to 1st floor with continuous apron, and decorated frieze below dentilled and mutuled cornice. Stone transoms and mullions.

S (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: bays punctuated by dividing pilasters with foliate capitals to 1st and plain moulded capitals to 2nd floor. Tower to left with steps up to 2-leaf panelled timber door to SW angle, 6-light transomed window at 1st floor and tripartite above giving way to polygonal spired roof with ball finial. Slightly projecting bays to right with 6-light transomed depressed-arch keystoned window to ground, 2 transomed bipartites to each floor above, those to 2nd floor breaking eaves into shaped and finialled dormerheads. Further basket-arched doorway with 2-leaf panelled timber door below glazed oculus to outer left in narrow set-back bay.

Decoratively-astragalled leaded honeycomb glazing pattern to depressed-arch ground floor window; plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows elsewhere. Grey slates. Cavetto-cooped ashlar stacks with cans; ashlar-coped skews; cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.

INTERIOR: decorative plasterwork and timber fireplaces. Compartmentalised ceiling to timber-panelled former banking hall. 1st floor with timber panelling, classically-detailed overmantel and fire-surround retained, stone fireplace to 2nd floor. Decoratively-astragalled oval cupola over dog-leg staircase with ironwork balusters and timber handrail.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for (and previously listed as) The British Linen Bank, for whom Browne & John More Dick Peddie designed branches across southern Scotland.



N Haynes PERTH & KINROSS (2000), p86.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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