Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 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. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 59963 65339
259963, 665339


William Boston (Burnet and Boston), dated 1901. W side of

2 quadrants of City Improvement Trust tenements, curving

up High Street, with Scottish Renaissance detailing.

4-storey, 1 tenement with attic. Red sandstone ashlar.

2-bay to George Street, 35 to High Street, in 7 stepped

groups of irregularly composed 5-bay tenements, each with

closes at centre, alternating between segmental and pedimented entrances. Shops flanking each close of 3 bays, with inwardly

canted doorways and decoratively pedimented timber doors,

fanlights and metal-framed plate glass shop windows;

pilasters dividing each of 7 tenements, frieze above shops

and consoled cornices above ground; 3rd floor cill course.

Variety of architraved and pedimented 2nd floor windows

and carved panels; canted outer bays to each tenement,

2 full-height above ground with piend roofs, 2 corbelled

to square gablehead at 3rd floor, with gablehead behind

flanked by corbelled canted 3rd floor oriel. Bowed bay to

corner with George Street, jettied on billeted course at

eaves into bowed dormerhead with fluted pilasters. Some stone

mullioned bipartite windows; plate glass sash and case

windows. Slate roofs, attic in mansard to S tenement:

finialled gableheads and piend roofs; wallhead stacks.

Glazed dado tiling retained in several closes. Dated panel

and panel of City crest. Glasgow Style wrought-iron parapets

to canted bays.

ventilator at apex. Windows largely boarded-up.

Statement of Special Interest

The quadrant opposite was built slightly later by Burnet,

Boston and Carruthers, continuing the form. The gable

designs follow those of J Carrick, from whom the firm

descended. At the time of listing shop fronts were linked with a uniform green paint.



Gomme and Walker 1987, p.190.

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.

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.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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