Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 39261 29454
339261, 729454


1836. Single-storey and basement, with 2-storey

accommodation within the W and rear portion.

Graeco-Egyptian villa of remarkable design. Ashlar S and

E, rubble N and W elevations.

3-bay E elevation with central advanced entrance flanked

by Greek Doric engaged columns in antis between single

windows in ramped, lugged architraves within recesses

formed by angle pilasters with simply incised Greek

detail. 5-bay S elevation similarly detailed with central

bay advanced, a consoled ramped window between pilasters

approached by steps. Entablature decorated by wreaths.

Parapet has acroteria over centre bays. N and W elevations

plain single, bi- and tripartite windows on 2 floors,

with simple angle pilasters. All windows sash and case

with 12-paned glazing pattern. Shallow piended slate

roofs surround central domed metal-roofed cupola. Small

square-section corniced stacks.

INTERIOR: octagonal vestibule with niches and tiled floor. High-ceilinged principal rooms lead from remarkable domed

inner hall lit by lantern cupola. Paired Ionic columns in

angles. Stencil-decorated doors and doorpieces, lively

plaster work and marble chimneypieces in principal rooms.

Low garden walls to N and S with pedestals for urns and

statuary (recently removed). Higher, curved walls at

Magdalen Place, 2 square gatepiers, 1 consoled, both with

tops missing.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for George Duncan MP.



Fiona Sinclair SCOTSTYLE (1984) pp 12, 13 The Scottish

Civic Trust and PSA HISTORIC BUILDINGS AT WORK (1983) p209.

McKean and Walker (1984) p71.

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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