Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 59164 65421
259164, 665421


James Sellars, 1874. 3-storey, mezzanine and basement

5-bay office building, with attic storey added later.

Cream ashlar sandstone; vermiculated channelling

alternating with ashlar bands at ground, and to quoins,

cornice above ground floor; guilloche cill course at 2nd

floor; decorative eaves brackets, grouped in 3s and 4s,

to original mutuled main cornice. Round-arched entrance

with masqued keystone moulded architrave and guilloche

frieze; decorative wrought-iron 2-leaf gates and overthrow,

and window guards to ground floor bipartite windows;

swagged panels above bipartites, with mezzanine storey above.

Aediculed windows at 1st floor each with balustraded balcony

and segmental shell pediments; architraved 2nd floor and attic

windows. Pilasters on panelled dies dividing attic windows

modillioned cornice. Rear to Anchor Lane.

Plate glass glazing pattern, with some top-hopper windows.

Statement of Special Interest

Forms the central of three blocks closing George Square to

W, in a style begun by J T Rochead in 1869 in his design for

2 St Vincent Place, and completed in J Burnet's Merchant's

House to N, in a continuous Italian Palazzo style (both

listed separately).



Gomme and Walker 1987, p.157.

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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