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


Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - see notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 24508 73187
324508, 673187


R & R Dickson, 1826. 5-storey, 12-bay rectangular-plan symmetrical classical tenement block. Polished sandstone ashlar to ground floor; droved sandstone ashlar to upper floors. Band courses between ground and 1st floors, 2nd and 3rd floors; cornice; blocking course. Regular fenestration to upper floors.

N (ENTRANCE ELEVATION): advanced 4-bay central section with corniced pediment; panelled timber door to centre; window to right; flanking shopfronts with steps; recessed doors; fluted wooden pilasters with stone bases. Steps to panelled timber door at centre of 4-bay section to left; timber door to left; single window to outer left. Single window to right of central door; 2-leaf panelled timber door; single window to outer right. Flanking windows to recessed door to left of right-hand 4-bay section; recessed door to right at centre; shopfront to outer right comprising recessed door to left and plate glass window to right.

Grey slate roof; 12-pane lying pane timber sash and case windows to upper floors; varied fenestration to ground floor; fanlights to doors. Coped stacks with corniced cans; cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Special Interest

A group with 85-89 Morrison Street and Gardner's Crescent and 109-115 Morrison Street. Nos 1-25A Gardner's Crescent and 91-115 Morrison Street were built as a unified scheme, an outlier of Edinburgh's New Town. Considerable uniformity of external treatment is achieved with the plain ashlar frontage, the joints in the masonry of which line up with some of the astragals of the 12-pane sash and case glazing, unusual at this early date. Rehabilitation work, principally of the corner flats, undertaken by McLeod and Traub, 1980.



Appears on Post Office Directory Map 1828-9; Gifford, McWilliam and Walker EDINBURGH (1991), p268; H Colvin A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS 1600-1840 (1995) p304.

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.

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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