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


There are no additional online documents for this record.


Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 39682 31843
339682, 731843


Frank Thomson, 1908, with sculpture by Albert Hodge. Baroque concave-fronted library on corner site. Ashlar with brick-built blind 1st floor.

MONUMENTAL GABLES: to Strathmartine Road and Strathmore Avenue: single Doric-columned open pedimented and keyblocked window, sculpted open book over. Flanking engaged Ionic columns and channelled angle piers carry entablature and stepped block pediment.

CURVED CENTRE: has central twin engaged Doric-columned open pedimented entrance, scupltured cherubs in tympanum, swan-necked pedimented timber doorpiece. Engaged Doric colonnade with entablature to either side of entrance; windows with ashlar aprons between the columns. Blind brick 1st floor with string course, ashlar dentil cornice and blocking course. Piended and platformed slate roof. Central louvred ventilator with aedicules to each face and domed cap small-paned cross windows.

INTERIOR: circular lobby with Roman Ionic columns and dentil cornice. Wrought-iron stair balusters with barrel-vaulted ceiling.

Low boundary wall with wrought-iron railings.

Statement of Special Interest

Erected with a gift of $7,200 from Andrew Carnegie.



McKean and Walker (1984) p94

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.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at


There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to 150 STRATHMARTINE ROAD, COLDSIDE BRANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY, INCLUDING RAILINGS

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 24/03/2019 00:32