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

1 AND 3 PERTH ROAD, ELLENBANK AND UNION MOUNT, UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, INCLUDING GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLLB25289

Status: Designated

Documents

There are no additional online documents for this record.

Summary

Category
B
Date Added
04/02/1965
Local Authority
Dundee
Planning Authority
Dundee
Burgh
Dundee
NGR
NO 39707 29872
Coordinates
339707, 729872

Description

Attributed to David Neave, early 19th century; additions to W mid 19th century; single storey addition to rear early 20th century; linking block John Donald Mills and Godfrey D B Shepherd, 1928. 2-storey and basement university building formed from 2 linked classical villas. Stugged sandstone ashlar front, coursers to side, rubble to rear, stugged ashlar quoins, ashlar dressings, piended grey slate roof. Band course to 1st floor at Ellenbank. 12-pane sash and case windows, some

altered to 4-pane, architraved and corniced to ground floor front;

leaded windows with chamfered arrises to ground floor of linking

block, 16-pane to 1st floor. Corniced blocking course at wallhead; some corniced stacks remaining; cast-iron rainwater goods.

FRONT ELEVATION: No 1 (Ellenbank) to right, 3-bay; slightly advanced pedimented centre bay, porch approached by steps with moulded, consoled and corniced doorcase flanked by Ionic columns and Doric angle piers, round-headed windows to returns, modillioned and corniced balustraded parapet, window to 1st floor; slightly advanced bays to left and right with window to ground (with consoled cornice) and 1st floor. No 3 (Union Mount) to left; 5-bay; slightly advanced pedimented centre bay,

Ionic columned porch approached by steps, door with astragalled fanlight, window to 1st floor; 2 windows at ground and 1st floor to left and right; 2-bay, 2-storey addition set-back to far left with 2 bipartites at 1st floor, single storey flat-roofed addition with 2 windows advanced in re-entrant of main building. 4-bay linking section to centre: window advanced from 2 centre bays with 3 cross windows and window to left and right returns, corniced wallhead, window to left and right, 4 windows to 1st floor.

RIGHT RETURN ELEVATION: (Ellenbank). Door to centre basement with fanlight and margined, canopied doorpiece, 2 windows to left and right; 4 windows to 1st and 2nd floors.

LEFT RETURN ELEVATION: (Union Mount) blocked door to left with pilastered doorcase, angle to far left chamfered and corbelled at ground floor, blocked round-headed window to 1st floor.

REAR ELEVATION: No 1 (Ellenbank) to left, 3-bay; later porch and door formed from window at basement/ground floor centre, stair window above; bay advanced to left with bipartite window to basement, single window to ground floor, blocked window to 1st; bay advanced to right with bipartite window to basement, tripartite to ground floor (blocked at centre), 2 windows to 1st (blocked at left); tall linked stack rising from wallhead at centre of outer bays. No 3 (Union Mount) to right:

4 windows to basement, ground and 1st floor, stair window to centre; large single storey, brick-built structure advanced from centre with piended slate roof; addition to right with 2 blocked windows to basement, 2 border-glazed round-headed windows to ground floor, 2 windows to 1st. Linking section at centre: door to centre, various windows to ground and 1st floor.

INTERIOR: Ellenbank: tesselated flagstone floor in hall, well stair

with openwork balustrade; richly decorated cornices and ceilings, some panelling and original chimneypieces. Union Mount: imperial staircase with open work balustrade; richly decorated cornices and ceilings, key pattern at ground floor window reveals, some rooms sub-divided, evidence of columned screens. Oak panelled former dining room in linking section.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL: 3 pyramidal-capped gatepiers and low boundary wall with 7 railing posts to front (railings removed).

Statement of Special Interest

Ellenbank is noted in the DUNDEE DIRECTORIES as the residence of James Edward, of J and D Edward, of J and D Edward, flax spinners between 1846-7 and 1867-8, and Union Mount as the residence of David Baxter, of Baxter Brothers, flax spinners in 1846-7. The buildings were acquired

by University College and converted to the Students' Union (Ellenbank) and the College Library (Union Mount) in 1904-5. Presently (1993) the Departments of Accountancy and Economics.

References

Bibliography

McKEAN AND WALKER (1993), pp76, 77; Shafe (1982), pp49, 201; Architects' drawings for linking block, University of Dundee archives RCP/14-19.

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.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot/advice-and-support. You can contact us on 0131 668 8914 or at designations@hes.scot.

Images

There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to 1 AND 3 PERTH ROAD, ELLENBANK AND UNION MOUNT, UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, INCLUDING GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 26/05/2022 02:17