Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 59405 65444
259405, 665444


Thomson and Sandilands, 1900. Former Parish Council offices.

3-storey, attic and basement. Edwardian Baroque red sandstone

building with much carved decoration; symmetrical 5-bay

elevation to George Street. End bays shallow advanced linked

by band of masonry over 1st floor. Polished red ashlar,

basement stonecleaned.

Central doorway with polished pink granite Ionic columns

supporting porch. Round-arched doorway with moulded archivolt

and keystone, astragalled glazed fanlight. Porch with elaborate

solid parapet balcony over which partly obscures 1st floor


All ground floor windows round-arched with moulded archivolts

supported on wide pilasters, each with bold keystone. To inner

3 bays, centrally placed single corbels supports solid base

of 2-storey oriels which are interrupted by solid band of

masonry over 1st floor (a false balcony). Oriels rise to

curvilinear parapets. 3rd floor has large round-headed windows

lighting hall with paired fluted Ionic columns separating

bays and supporting deep cornice on impost blocks. To outer

bays 2-storey oriel from 1st, set into 3-storey arched recess, pilastered round-arched window to 3rd; attic round-arched

dormer. All sash and case windows with plate-glass glazing

except inner bays at 3rd which have margin glazing.

Heavy eaves cornice with balustraded parapet and die piers

with urn finials. Central metal dome with ashlar lantern. To

end bays lead French pavilion roofs.

INTERIOR: good panelled timber doors, some good plaster

cornices. Impressive stair with timber balusters and coloured

leaded glass stair light. Glazed tile vestibule. Hall on 3rd

floor with elaborate plasterwork Corinthian pilasters with

gilded putti supporting coved cornice.



Information by courtesy of the Buildings of Scotland Research


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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