Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 40385 30799
340385, 730799


Robertson and Orchar 1874-5, with Baronial architectural

detailing by J F Anderson, calendering, bag sewing and

finishing works with internal alterations 1911-14 by James

Lowe to form headquarters of A and S Henry. 3-storey

and attic 14-bay Scotch baronial front. Basement loading

doors in E 3 bays below bipartites and crowstepped

gable. Rubble-built with ashlar dressings. Office

entrance below large mullioned and transomed arched

window inserted circa 1912. All windows linked by

continuous hoodmoulds, segmental at ground and 2nd

floors, stepped at 1st floor. Tall ground floor windows

have carved wooden transoms. 1st floor windows altered

for stained glass and to sash and case in circa 1912. 2nd

floor windows partly original top-hopper and partly sash

and case. Richly corbelled parapet. 3 bays at W bipartite

below steep crowstepped gable with twin ornamental chimney

cans, and flanked by angle bartizans with slit windows,

conical roofs and wrought-iron thistle finials.

E elevation, Eadies Road, 8-bay on steeply sloping site.

Steep crowstepped gable over front 3 bays. N 4 bays

with arched door, raised by 1 storey and attic circa 1912.

W elevation similar crowstepped gable. 4-storeys of 3-bay

N section added circa 1914. Nondescript N elevation,

mainly brick infill due to demolition of rear calendering

and bag-sewing departments. Slated M roof.

Interior: extraordinary stair of banded marble panels

and bronze balusters 1912-13. Mezzanine boardroom with

timber panelled columns and plaster ceiling, 1912. 1st

floor offices and large counting house with rows of desks.

Ionic columns and plaster ceiling. All panelling and

woodwork by Methven Hyslop and Co 1912-13. Ground floor,

2nd floor and attic is as in 1874 with fittings for press

packers in the tall ground floor. Structure is timber

floors on 3 rows of cast-iron columns with some steel

reinforcements by P and W MacLellan (Glasgow). Timber and

wrought-iron tie M-roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for the Victoria Road Calendering Co, bought for

$7,500 in 1910 for Dundee HQ of A and S Henry

(Manchester Merchants, founded 1805). $11,798 had been

spent on the building by 1914. Further extensions to the

rear (now mainly demolished) were added in 1916-17 and 1929.

Basement and ground floor were for press packing and

despatching. 1st floor offices, 2nd floor cloth samples and

attic bag sewing and stamping. Most of the panelling, timber in boardroom, marble in stair, has vanished.



NMRS AND 245 (1874). Photographs in Dundee Museum.

DU MS 86/VIII/1 (Inventory of Buildings, Plant Plan etc

and insurance plans).

About Listed Buildings

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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)

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