Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 40209 30605
340209, 730605


John Murray Robertson, 1874, extended 1876 to No 4 Victoria Raod. 3-storey and basement commercial block in distinctive manner of Alexander "Greek" Thomson. Ashlar with incised Greek details. Brick-built sides and rear.

ELEVATION TO BELL STREET: symmetrical 5-bay. Centre and outer bays single-light, inner bays 3-light. Central battered doorpiece with pediment and acroteria on diminutive, flanight-level recessed pilasters. Ground floor and basement plain. 1st and 2nd floor windows recessed with incised anthemion band at 1st. Pilastered mullions; pilastered 2nd floor. Anthemion frieze, cornice and parapet. Curved 3-light angle.

ELEVATION TO VICTORIA ROAD: 7-bays, alternatively single and 3 light, similarly detailed, but No 4 without basement: entrance architraved and lined with paterae. Mullions altered at 1st floor, 3rd bay from right.

ELEVATIONS TO RING ROAD AND REAR: blind brick gable, yellow brick with ashlar window dressings to rear.

Slate roofs, ashlar ridge stacks. Windows sash and case 2-pane glazing pattern with decorative wrought-iron bars to basement.

INTERIOR: Offices off 2 light wells, each with flagged platforms on cast-iron columns and rolled steel joists.

Fine cast and wrought-iron stair balusters.

Statement of Special Interest

J M Robertson's first solo commission in Dundee.



McKean and Walker (1984) p46


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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