Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 25557 73620
325557, 673620


John Gershom Adams, 1895-6, incorporating earlier fabric. 4-storey and attic 6-bay tenement with Jacobean details. Shops with balustraded parapet built out at ground floor, 2-storey oriels at 2nd and 3rd floors (date 1896 to parapet of that to left), mansard roof and gabled dormers to attic, and finialed bartizan to corner. Ashlar; rubble with ashlar dressings to side and rear. 3 bays to W late 18th century, with additions by Adams; 3 bays to E and balustraded shops built by Adams.

N ( NORTH BANK STREET) ELEVATION: plate glass windows to shops with Ionic timber colonnettes with thistle detail; door to flats to centre with plate glass fanlight. 3 bays to left: channelled pilaster strips; stone mullioned windows at 1st floor; finialled shaped gable with mullioned tripartite dormer window; heraldic shield in gable. 3 bays to right: shoulder-arched surrounds to windows at 1st floor; crenellated parapet to oriel; finialled pediment to tripartitie mullioned dormer.

WARDROP'S COURT (REAR) ELEVATION: regularly fenestrated gabled left block. Mansard-roofed right block: irregularly fenestrated; paired windows to ground, 1st and 2nd floors to left; 2-window gabled dormerhead breaking eaves above. Windows in re-entrant angle.

Predominantly plate glass in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Corniced apex stack with circular cans to 18th century block to rear. Stone skews.



Dean of Guild 19th September 1895. Gifford, McWilliam and Walker EDINBURGH (1984) p 197.

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.

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