Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

55 CONSTITUTION ROAD, CONSTITUTION HOUSELB25103

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
01/02/1995
Local Authority
Dundee
Planning Authority
Dundee
Burgh
Dundee
NGR
NO 39965 30630
Coordinates
339965, 730630

Description

Early 20th century. 2-storey, attic and basement institutional building, built on falling ground and now on corner site following

development of Inner Ring Road. Stugged and snecked rubble sandstone to front building with bull-faced basecourse and ashlar dressings, grey slate Mansard roof, rear section harled with slate pitched roof. Front building; basecourse, corniced wallhead with plain parapet, channelled angle pilasters, bi- and tripartite windows with 2-pane timber sash and case glazing, checked margins to front elevation, box dormers. Rear section plain with bipartite windows.

FRONT ELEVATION: 2-leaf door to centre with fanlight, moulded and corniced doorpiece with block pediment, small tripartite basement windows with decorative security grilles at base course to left and right, tripartite window to left and right at ground floor, bipartite flanked by tripartites at 1st floor, large box dormer; angle to left splayed.

LEFT RETURN ELEVATION: windows to ground and 1st floor, 6 dormers.

ELEVATION TO INNER RING ROAD: 3 bay end elevation of front building to left; 3 bipartite windows to basement, small bipartite to ground floor centre bay with 2 bipartite stair windows above, uppermost window breaking through wallhead, bipartites to left and right at ground and 1st floor. 4-bay rear section to right with bipartites to ground and 1st floor.

INTERIOR: not seen.

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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. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. 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.

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