Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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NS 56157 67165
256157, 667165


James Thompson, architect; 1858. Classical symmetrical U-plan terrace comprising curved 24-bay bow (Nos 3-10 Crown Circus) with 2-bay pavilions returning to 5-bay flanks at N (15 and 17 Crown Road North) and at S (1 and 2 Crown Terrace).

Polished ashlar, channelled at ground, droved at basement; painted. 3 storeys, attics and basement. All basement openings depressed-arch with bold keystone. All windows with 4-pane sashes.

Nos 3-10 Crown Circus: curved terrace of 24 bays arranged 9-6-9 with 6-bay central pavilion at nos 6-7 3-bays per house. All ground floor openings flanked by Roman Doric columns on pedestals except at nos 6 and 7, which have pilasters. Steps oversailing basement to doorpiece;

double-leaf door with glazed fanlight. Doors to left at nos 3-6; at right nos 7-10. Columns/pilasters support full Doric entablature and mutule cornice; this acts as base to continuous ashlar balustraded balcony at 1st floor. 1st and 2nd floor windows in lugged architraves, corniced at 1st.

Central pavilion; continues design of terrace with some paired variations. Steps to paired central doorpieces. 1st floor windows flanked by canted oriels with pierced parapet. Balustraded parapet with pedestals and urn finials, piended dormers behind.

End pavilions: 2 bays to Crown Circus, detailed as main terrace. 5-bay flanks with 2-storey canted windows to outer bays, details as above. At nos 15-17 Crown Terrace, balustrade broken by round headed dormers. Tall corniced axial stacks, octagonal cans.

Rear elevations, coursed stugged ashlar, mainly multi-pane glazing.

Ashlar balustraded parapet to steps with square corniced ashlar piers. Decorative cast-iron railings to basement area. Whole terrace on raised ground above main road, with low coped ashlar retaining wall and wide flight of steps up to carriageway with tall square corniced piers linked by retaining wall with pierced balustrading above.

Low ashlar boundary walls to gardens and lane supporting spearhead cast-iron railings.

Statement of Special Interest

Part of Crown Circus A group. Listing includes boundary and retaining walls to front and rear lane, with cast-iron railings and steps from carriageway to Crown Road North/South.



Gomme and Walker 1968; pp 102, 242.

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. 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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