Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 56556 67907
256556, 667907


James Sellars, architect; 1877-9. Grecian school with Thomsonesque details. 2 storeys, attics and basement with taller end pavilions and 3-storey raised temple-fronted centrepiece. Polished ashlar, stugged at basecourse; stonecleaned. 23 bays arranged 3-7-3-7-3. Steps to centrally placed corniced, architraved doorpiece with carved frieze, 2 windows flank door. 1st floor 2-storey Ionic tetrastyle portico with pediment and acroterion; banded 1st floor masonry, 3 pilastered windows at 2nd. Flanking ranges with plain ground floor windows. 1st floor windows recessed and pilastered to give pilastrade effect. Various

glazing patterns. Moulded cill strings at ground and 1st floors. Cornice over ground and 1st floors; deep plain parapet stepped up at angles of end pavilions. Slate roofs; tall axial corniced stacks in pairs linked by pierced or solid balustrading. Flanks detailed as main facade; 5-bay to W; 8-bay to E. Latter with projecting gabled and barge

boarded porch; architraved corniced doorpiece facing S. Stugged coursed ashlar rear elevation with many modern additions.

Interior: wood panelled dado; some dentil moulded cornices to hall. Vestibule with pillar screen. At W staircase; 2 bronze war memorial plaques, with Greek key decoration. Some line-etched flaxmanesque internal windows. To W, single storey and basement pedimented building,

original gymnasium with porch to left, apse at N; rear elevations stugged ashlar. Good cast-iron lamp brackets flank main doorpiece. Low ashlar boundary wall supporting decorative cast-iron railings. 2

pedimented ashlar gateways with elaborate cast-iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Listing includes old school building, gymnasium and boundary railings, does not include modern building to North.



Gomme and Walker 1968; p 153.

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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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