Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 26475 75103
326475, 675103


1793-96, adjoined to earlier 18th century tenement creating 3-storey and attic, 3-bay L-plan tenement. Sandstone ashlar fronted, rubble to rear. Band course between floor, cill band at 2nd floor, eaves band and cornice course, pedimented chimney gable to centre with panel below eaves cornice, rusticated quoins.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 1793-6. Pilastered and corniced entrance to centre, deep-set door now blocked as a window, windows to bays remaining; Venetian windows to right and left at 1st floor in round-arch recesses, window to centre with consoled pediment; regular fenestration above, 2 windows to pedimented nepus gable at wallhead, stone-pedimented dormers to right and left.

S (MIDDLEFIELD) ELEVATION: 8 bays, 2-storey and attic to 4 earlier bays to left, 3-storey and attic to right; entrances in 1st, 4th and 6th bays, windows to bays remaining, to outer right at ground and 1st floor windows blinded for symmetry.

W (SPEY STREET) ELEVATION: 2-bay, 3-storey, small window to right in blocked entrance, window to left, regular fenestration above; gateway to right with access to N elevation.

N ELEVATION: round stair tower, fenestration to right to rear of earlier tenement.

Timber sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing y-astragals to Venetian windows, grey slates, stacks with terracotta cans, coped skews, square skewputts.

BOUNDARY WALLS: low rubble walls with ashlar copes.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Special Interest

3-storey house of 1793 combining old and new fashions in sharply curved masonry. Built by Robert McMillan.



EEC 27 May 1793. Gifford, McWilliam and Walker, EDINBURGH, (1988), p646.

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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