Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 40293 30429
340293, 730429


William Mackison, 1871. 4-storey and attic, 38-bay with 3-bay rounded angle and 3 bays to Meadowside, commercial terrace with shops to ground floor. Sandstone ashlar, channelled to 1st floor, slate roof; some polished Peterhead granite to shopfronts at no 110 and at Meadowside. Pilasters between sections and at angle, channelled to ground floor (altered at 68-78), panelled to 1st and 2nd floor with swagged capitals rising to consoled main cornice at 2nd floor, paired to 3rd floor. Corniced ground floor, cill band to 1st floor incorporating open-work aprons at nos 68-78, cill band to 2nd floor, wallhead course and corniced blocking course. Doors to centre of each section (removed at no 68, left hand side of doorcase removed at nos 70-78) with pilastered

doorcases, shell-niche overdoors and paired consoles. Single 2-pane timber sash and case windows, architraved to 1st floor with alternate segmental and triangular pediments (3 centre windows grouped at no 68, centre window formed as bipartite with composite-capitalled mullion at nos 70-78, 80-88, 90-98, 100-108), keystoned and roundheaded to 2nd floor with composite-capitalled nook shafts and continuous impost course, centre window of four 7-bay sections with consoled balconies

(angle ball-finials remaining at nos 100-108), keystoned margines to 3rd floor; bipartite box dormers, segmental-headed dormers to no 110. Corniced axial stacks.

FRONT ELEVATION: bays arranged 5-7-7-7-7-5, doors as above, original shopfronts to nos 80-88, 100-108, 110, altered elsewhere, windows to upper floors as above. Rounded angle to Meadowside; door to centre flanked by blinded keystoned round-headed windows, tripartite windows to upper floors as main elevation, aediculaed dormer, flattened hexagonal conical roof with fishscale slate bands, lucarnes, louvres to top and decorative iron parapet.

MEADOWSIDE ELEVATION: tripartite shopfront to ground floor, 3 windows to upper floors as main elevation, 3 dormers breaking through parapet.

RIGHT RETURN ELEVATION (TO CHAPEL STREET): 5-bay. 2 doors and 3 windows to ground floor, 5 windows to upper floors as main elevation but with simpler details, 3 massive wallhead stacks linked by 2 intersecting dormers to bottom and coping to top.

REAR ELEVATION: various single and paired windows to all floors, wallhead stacks, some 2-storey former mews buildings.

INTERIOR: not seen.

Statement of Special Interest

This terrace, designed by the Burgh Engineer, was built as a result of the 1871 City Improvement Act, and adjoins 77-80 High Street, also listed.



McKEAN AND WALKER (1993), p42.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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