Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 40269 30680
340269, 730680


Earlier 20th century. 2-storey and attic, quadrant-like plan, 17-bay commercial building with shops to ground floor on prominent corner site. Red sandstone ashlar, slate Mansard roof. Corniced ground floor, eaves band, corniced wallhead; 12-pane timber sash and case windows with checked and chamfered margins, plain raised square panels between windows at lintel level, flat-roofed 12-pane dormers.

FRONT ELEVATION: 2-leaf door to right with moulded doorcase set in deeply splayed doorcase with large keystone, small keystoned segmental stair window above, further large 16-pane stair window at 1st floor set in round-headed panel with consoled ashlar balcony, window with mannered lintel to attic of flat-roofed margined stair tower; 8 shopfronts to left, slightly altered but all retaining original elements, 16 windows to 1st floor, 16 dormers.

INTERIOR: terrazzo floor, marble lining and door with sidelights

and round-headed fanlight at entrance hall.

Statement of Special Interest

This building is an important townscape feature following the quadrant-like curve from Meadowside into Victoria Road.It was probably the office built for the Ladywell Calender, later used by Brown and Tawse, steel stockholders. The E most shop/public house was once No3 Victoria Road, but is now 85-87 Meadowside.



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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. 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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