Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 39938 29889
339938, 729889


Style of Samuel Bell, circa 1794; infill bay to right early 19th century. 4-storey 5-bay tenement with striking 5-storey bow-fronted crescent-finialled ogival-roofed tower and early ground floor shops. Random rubble, infill bay squared rubble, ashlar dressings, grey slate roof, cat-slide over stair tower to rear. Corniced painted ashlar shopfronts with recessed margins to windows and doors; margined windows with restored 12-pane sash and case glazing (and out-of-character trickle vents), original or early 19th century bowed-paned window to left of tower at ground, Venetian windows to upper floors of tower but

with blind sidelights to top floor flanked by single windows, small

dormers tucked behind stacks of infill bay. Ashlar-coped skews with skewblocks; corniced wallhead and ridge stacks, shouldered at infill.

FRONT ELEVATION: door and shopfronts to 3 bays at left, 3 windows to each upper floor, tower to right with door-to-centre shopfront, windows to each upper floor, infill bay to far right with shopfront to ground floor, window to each upper floor.

REAR ELEVATION: red random rubble. Prominent near-hexagonal stair tower approached by forestair to 1st floor; 3 stair windows. Projecting toothing formerly for earth closet stack at left re-entrant angle, terminating at a corbel 2 metres from ground. Narrow squint windows at right re-entrant angle. 2 shouldered wallhead stacks.

INTERIOR: pharmacy has many 19th century fittings, woodwork and glass, with some alterations. Timber spiral stair from shop to 1st floor. Bowed rooms above have original simple anthemion cornices and timber shutters to cupboards and windows. Floor levels vary. Main spiral stair with stone newel and original sinuous timber hand rail.

Statement of Special Interest

Built as a speculation by Daniel Morgan of Westfield, apparently incorporating parts of an earlier structure. The building was probably harled originally; restored 1990 for Cleghorn Housing Association by the Parr Partnership. See also nos 141, 143 Nethergate.



McKean and Walker (1993), pp68-69.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). 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 only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. 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 Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. 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 current legislation.

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