Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 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. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

65 GEORGE STREET, PHILLIPS, AND 43-45 SOUTH WEST THISTLE STREET LANELB28842

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
20/02/1985
Local Authority
Edinburgh
Planning Authority
Edinburgh
Burgh
Edinburgh
NGR
NT 25173 74017
Coordinates
325173, 674017

Description

J N Scott and A Lorne Campbell, 1907-8. Towering 5-storey and attic, 3-bay auction house. Pale pink polished Dumfriesshire sandstone ashlar. Ashlar mullions and transoms to all but ground and 4th floor. At ground, door to right, 2 plate glass windows with roll-moulded reveals, whole flanked by carved ornaments suspended from ribbons; mutuled cornice. 1st floor with slender pilasters and dentilled cornice framing windows. Angle pilaster strips rising from 2nd floor to eaves cornice; windows set between chamfered piers; bipartite windows at 4th floor with bracketed lintels; gilded fleur-de-lys anchor plates between 3rd and 4th floor. Mutuled eaves cornice with 4 brackets. 6-light timber box-dormer with dentilled cornice. Rubble side elevations.

6-storey stair tower projects to rear. To E, to rear of No 63 George Street, 4-storey 3/5 bay block with garaging at ground, and tripartite window above; cill courses to upper floors.

Upper floor windows with casements and small panes to upper lights. Mansard roof with ashlar coped skews, scrolled skewputts; grey slates.

INTERIOR: panelled entrance hall and corridor; showrooms at each floor; top-lit Alexander Room to rear at ground, behind No 63 George Street (see separate listing).

Statement of Special Interest

Built for Dowells Auctioneers.

References

Bibliography

Gifford, McWilliam and Walker EDINBURGH (1988) p302.

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. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. 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.

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