Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 38493 29870
338493, 729870


Charles and Leslie Ower, 1880. Dramatic Victorian Gothic

villa, square plan with window projections 2-storey and

attic, coursed rubble with ashlar dressings.

S elevation continuous cusped frieze links 2 advanced

bays, left bay ashlar fronted 4-light mullioned and

transomed window at first and second floors. Facetted

French pavilion roof with corbelled bargeboarded 3-light

dormer. Right bay mullioned and transomed windows, 4-light

ground, 3-light 2nd floor with bracketted and brattished

fish-scale slate awning. Pointed hood-moulded light over

within steep cusped elaborately bargeboarded gable.

W elevation right bay similar to S elevation but with

half-piended gable. Half piended and gabled porch with

wooden traceried pointed arched door. Cross window to left

and 3-light half-piended dormer.

E elevation: ground-floor advanced 4-light bay, 3-light window

over with cusped frieze balcony, cross and 3-light mullioned

and transomed windows to right. Short colonettes carry 2

3-light dormers with incised roundels and half-piended

bargeboarded roofs. 1-storey E wing has quatrefoil parapet to

Seymour Street.

Rear: plainer 1 and 2 storey wings. 3-light stair window.

Steep decoratively banded slate roofs with cusped overhanging

eaves, wrought-iron finials and tall corbelled stacks.

INTERIOR: good plasterwork in most rooms. Neat stained

glass panels in reception. Plainer glass to stair, cast-iron

bannisters. Coving and blind arcade to cupola in pavilion

roof. Some later partitions.

Rubble-built boundary walls and ashlar piers. Ornate gothic

cast-iron railings to Seymour Street only.

Statement of Special Interest

Listing excludes portacabins and other additions at rear.



McKean and Walker (1984), p.78. NMRS AND 659 (For H McGrady).

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see 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.

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