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

OFF PERTH ROAD, GEDDES QUADRANGLE, HARRIS BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEELB25281

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
04/02/1965
Local Authority
Dundee
Planning Authority
Dundee
Burgh
Dundee
NGR
NO 39662 29919
Coordinates
339662, 729919

Description

Rowand Anderson and Paul, 1913. 2-storey, with attic and 4-storey tower to rear, basically rectangular-plan, Scottish Renaissance-detailed engineering laboratory. Cream ashlar ground floor, red ashlar 1st floor and tower, snecked bull-faced pink rubble to rear, cream ashlar dressings, slate platform roof, finialled ogival roof to tower. Base course, band course at 1st floor front elevation, moulded wallhead course, corbelled eaves, rusticated quoins. Architraved windows to front with cill panels and cornices to 1st floor, 12-pane sash and case frames, segmental windows to ground floor, various multi-pane windows to rear; architraved windows with segmental pediments to upper stage of tower. Cast-iron rainwater goods with some moulded hoppers.

S (FRONT) ELEVATION: 4 bays slightly recessed to centre with windows to ground and 1st floor; 2-bay pavilion slightly advanced to right, doorpiece with 2-leaf panelled door, moulded doorcase, richly decorated and sculpted coat of arms above with moulded cornice, paired windows to left, 2 windows to 1st floor (stair window to left being balustraded and pedimented); similar pavilion to left with 2 windows to ground and 1st floor.

W ELEVATION: door to right, 3 windows to left, 2 small and 2 large windows to 1st floor.

E ELEVATION: ground floor masked by E wing of quad and former boiler house; 3 windows to 1st floor, further window to recessed bay at right.

REAR ELEVATION: tower slightly advanced to centre, window to ground and 1st floor right, paired windows to 2nd floor, window to each elevation at top of 2nd stage, corniced wallhead and parapet; 4 bays slightly recessed to left with door and various windows, curvilinear window breaking through wallhead to right; 2 bays to right with windows and similar curvilinear window; further bay to far right with segmental door and window, tripartite window to 1st floor with pediment breaking

through wallhead.

INTERIOR: pilastered entrance hall with beamed ceiling and scale and platt staircase; remainder of building largely modernised.

Statement of Special Interest

The Harris Building was opened in 1913 as the New Engineering Laboratory. En-suite materially with the Carnegie Building by the same architects.

References

Bibliography

McKEAN AND WALKER (1993), p76; Shafe (1982), p201.

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.

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