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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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  • Category: A
  • Group Category Details: A - See Notes
  • Date Added: 11/07/1961


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Burgh: Dumfries

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 97062 76295
  • Coordinates: 297062, 576295


Probably Robert Burn of Edinburgh. Street lay-out by Burn

1806, terrace of 7 houses mostly built 1820-30 (nos 25,

27 built by 1819). 2 storeys with attics and

cast-iron-railed basements. All droved ashlar, painted

(except no 37), with pilastered doorpieces, round-arched

doorways, panelled doors with fanlights; sash windows,

some with 12-pane glazing pattern. Band courses between

floors; string at ground floor cill level; cornice;

blocking course; each house has single dormer (these

mostly canted); straight skews; end stacks; slate roof.

Some good interior work survives.

Statement of Special Interest

Despite differences in date between lay-out and construction of

these buildings, the similarity of the elevations to Burn's

Forth Street, Edinburgh, suggests that the executed street

elevation designs were his (Burn died in 1815). No 27 said to

have been residence of Dr Scott who performed first operation

in Europe under general anaesthetic. Nos 25 and 27 shown on

Wood's Map (1819). A group with items 45-49 and George Street




SRO RHP 1241 (1806 street layout, signed by Burn, of area

N of Buccleuch Street) (unsigned duplicate in Dumfries Museum).

About Designations

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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