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

14-22 (INCLUSIVE NOS) CITY SQUARE, 22-24 (INCLUSIVE NOS) HIGH STREET AND 2-18 (EVEN NOS) CRICHTON STREET, WEST WING OF CITY SQUARELB25262

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
30/03/1994
Local Authority
Dundee
Planning Authority
Dundee
Burgh
Dundee
NGR
NO 40357 30176
Coordinates
340357, 730176

Description

Sir John James Burnet, designed 1924, executed with detail simplifications by J McLellan Brown, 1931-3. Inter-war classic. Polished Leoch ashlar with Creetown granite detail at lower levels. Large 4-storey block with shops at basement level on Crichton Street. Front to Square symmetrical, advanced 5-bay centre with granite ground floor arcade, blue and gold mosaic vaulted ceiling, tall council chamber windows with channel jointed surrounds rising through 1st and 2nd storeys, central balcony carried on galley cantilever bracket, apron bas reliefs, continuous cantilevered balcony at 3rd floor, prow corbels at centre bay, mutuled cornice, low pavilion roof with 3 dormers. Tripartite-windowed flanking stairhall sections, 5-window wings with 1st and 2nd floor windows vertically linked, main cornice between 2nd and 3rd floors. Shops with original detail to both wings and to each side of council suite entrance at arcade. Single storey

link to Caird Hall set back to far left, with connecting stair pend

to Crichton Street. 3-bay front with Ionic pilasters and 1-bay concave angles containing ground floor quadrants to High Street. Crichton Street frontage, tripartite centrepiece with centre section advanced, giant splayed and keyblocked arch with balcony features, flanking bays 3-light in mullioned grids; flanking wings 7 bays, similar treatment to Square, but ground floor has plain architraved windows with segmental pediments at 2nd and 6th bays. 3-storey link to Caird Hall at right with slight advanced centre bay containing entrance to stepped pend to City Square. Steep platformed slated roofs. T-pattern steel glazing; bronze frames to the shops which have original detail including awning

and lettering at Wallace (No 8) set in Hoptonwood marble surrounds.

INTERIOR: marble-lined staircase with wrought-iron balusters and stained glass by Alex Russell, leading to 1st floor Council Suite. Council Chamber has walnut wallpanels, decorative bronze radiator grilles, cut glass chandelier re-formed from original Town House chandeliers and stained glass by Alex Russell, illustrating events in Dundee's history.

Statement of Special Interest

See NOTES to Caird Hall.

References

Bibliography

A GUIDE TO THE CITY CHAMBERS (1992), research by City of Dundee District Planning Department: McKEAN AND WALKER (1993), pp16-18.

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.

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.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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