Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

266-268 CLYDE STREETLB32671

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 58915 64842
258915, 664842


Circa 1860, Classical 7-bay, 3-storey and attic shop and

office block, with interior alterations, 1901, and given

new shop fronts, 2 additional upper storeys, and further

adjustments to interior, probably J J Burnet, circa 1920.

Cream sandstone ashlar; squared and snecked sandstone

to sides and rear, with brick additions (1920).

Channelled ashlar at ground to S elevation, impost

courses, dentil cornices and moulded keystones.

S ELEVATION: broad depressed archway at centre with

Arbroath stone steps to vestibule; recessed modern

doorway. Tripartite shop fronts in flanking bays, circa

1920, in mirrored form, with channelled pilasters

retained; top-hopper upper windows and fanlights;

cornice above ground floor. Giant pilasters flanking

centre bay at 1st and 2nd floor with windows in raised

panel; round-arched keystoned windows to each floor

(pilastered to bays flanking centre); dentil cornice to

1st, with entablature at 2nd. Paterae detail between each

window. Former attic floor serving as plinth for 2 later

floors above; architraved window at centre, 3 windows

flanking each side with pilasters dividing. 2 top floors

with giant pilasters again flanking centre bay, regular

fenestration with tall windows in penultimate storey.

Cornice and parapet with wallhead stacks flanking centre


N (FOX STREET) ELEVATION: 2 stair window bays at centre,

surmounted by water tank. Evidence of former additions

at ground. Near-regular fenestration in remaining bays

with bipartites to outer left.

Tenements adjoined to E and W.

PLate glass sash and case windows and metal casements to

later work. Wrought-iron geometric window guards to top

floor. Wallhead and gablehead stacks.

Statement of Special Interest

The style of the original property bears resemblance to

work by J T Rochead or Charles Wilson. The Dean of Guild

plans by J J Burnet of 1903 (1/9688), were probably never

realised, (for example, they include a mansard roof),

but the "top hamper" effect suggests that he almost

certainly provided the subsequent design in the present form,

after World War I.



SR Archives: D of G 1/8294 and 1/9688.

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