Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 59097 65542
259097, 665542


John A Campbell, 1898. Free style commercial building,

7-storey, red sandstone ashlar with polished granite base

course and entrance bay. Rusticated and roll-moulded

door surround and fanlight with wrought-ironwork at

centre of Buchanan Street front, flanked by modern shop

fronts; cornices above ground and 1st floors. 6-light

canted oriel to centre and left from 1st to 4th floors,

crowned by balustrade; elaborately pilastered and

columned, sculpted keystoned arched 5th floor window,

sculpted frieze in gable with apex aedicule. Pilaster

strips adorning tall wallhead stack to right from 2nd

floor, set above carved panel inscribed "The Dundas

House". Chamfered corner to SW by Dundas Lane, with

tripartite windows from 1st to 6th floors, with consoled

aedicule in centre light of 5th floor and carved panels

above smaller lights at 6th floor; broad eaves above dentil


DUNDAS LANE: brick gable to left with raised gablehead

stack from 2nd floor, sadly shortened, and with windows

to right. Slighly recessed glazed brick bays to E, of 5

paired bays set in arched panels with red sandstone

lintels and tripartites under timber bracketted eaves.

Plate-glass sash and case windows to front, 4-pane to

Dundas Lane.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly known as Dundas House. Built for British Workmen's

and General Assurance Company. Fashionable elevator

building, suited to narrow sites of city-scape.



B 17.9.1988. GAPC 14.6.1989. Gomme and Walker 1987, p.286.

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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