Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


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

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. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. 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.

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