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

6 NICOLL STREET, 3 RATTRAY STREET, DUNDEE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ANNEXE, FORMERLY FORESTERS' HALLSLB25480

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
30/03/1995
Local Authority
Dundee
Planning Authority
Dundee
Burgh
Dundee
NGR
NO 39992 30414
Coordinates
339992, 730414

Description

David Baxter, dated 1901, Art Nouveau refronting of earlier 3-storey, rectangular-plan public building. Stugged and snecked red sandstone rubble to front, stugged and snecked cream sandstone rubble to sides and rear, slate roof, towers to Nicoll Street formerly pyramidal and slated (destroyed by fire), now flat.

NICOLL STREET ELEVATION: base course, band course to 2nd floor, corniced open-work parapet to towers with chamfered and domed angle dies, frieze to centre missing. Multi-pane timber sash and case windows to ground and 1st floor, upper floor windows bricked-up. 3-bay, centre bay recessed between flanking towers. Depressed arch doorway flanked by single windows approached by steps with flanks to left and right with distinctive cast-iron corkscrew railings, set under wide depressed arch with sculpted frieze 'Foresters Halls 1901' to

balcony, now with tripartite flat-roofed block inserted at balcony,

3 round-headed and stilted windows to 2nd floor; balcony door to stair tower at left, consoled pediment with egg and dart moulding and Ancient Order of Foresters insignia at tympanum, transomed window to 1st floor with 3 ventilator slit-type openings above, 3 windows to 2nd floor; right hand stair tower similar but with keystoned oculus altered to a door.

RATTRAY STREET ELEVATION: 3-storey with brick gable. Timber sash and case windows, single pane to bottom and 6-pane to top, security grilles to ground floor, windows to upper floors bricked-up. Consoled and pedimented door to centre with egg and dart moulding and Ancient Order of Foresters insignia, 2 windows of different sizes to left and right, 4 windows to 1st floor with larger window to left and tall goods window to right with hoist beam, 3 further windows to 2nd floor; single bay

to far left with door and window to ground and 2 stair windows above, this bay linking to No 5 Rattray Street.

INTERIOR: entirely reconstructed and of no interest except the 2 stair towers which have good wrought-iron balusters.

Statement of Special Interest

The Nicol Street facade was built for the Ancient Order of Forseters, the building later being used as the first Dundee Repertory Theatre until closed by a serious fire.

References

Bibliography

McKean and Walker (1993), p56; Dundee ADPs, book 36, pp41-5.

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.

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