Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 3999 2988
339990, 729880


Attributed to Samuel Bell, 1790. 2-storey and basement with attic to rear, 3-bay classically-detailed house with single storey and basement, single-bay pavilion wings. Squared cherry-cocked sandstone with ashlar dressings, coursers to wings, random rubble sides and rear, grey slate roof, piended to wings. Band course to ground floor, eaves course; margined windows, 24-pane bowed timber sash and case frames to front and top floor rear, multi-pane elsewhere, piended dormers to rear with

modern out-of character frames. Rusticated quoins to front, margined angles to rear, ashlar-coped skews with skewblocks; corniced and margined gable stacks to main house, wallhead stacks to wings.

FRONT ELEVATION: door to centre with fanlight and engaged-columned Ionic doorpiece approached by steps oversailing basement with plain wrought-iron railings, window to left and right, 3 windows to 1st floor, blocked window to roofspace at gables; window to slightly recessed wings.

REAR ELEVATION: 3 square windows and door formed from window to basement, 4 tall windows to principal floor, 4 windows to 1st floor, 3 dormers, blocked window to return gables at principal floor level; door, basement and ground floor window to recessed wings.

INTERIOR: altered at banking floor.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: low boundary wall to front elevation with cast- and wrought-iron railings and gates, stout buttressed wall to E formerly to the Town Hospital, rubble-built wall to W, garden terrace, former sea wall to S.

Statement of Special Interest

This house was built for Provost Alexander Riddoch and is now the Clydesdale Bank. The listing excludes the former garage which occupies the southern part of the garden but includes the stone boundary walls.



Enid Gauldie, ONE ARTFUL AND AMBITIOUS INDIVIDUAL (1989); McKean and Walker (1993), p67.

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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