Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 59142 65345
259142, 665345


David Hamilton, circa 1834. 3-storey and attic

classical office building. Razor-sharp ashlar masonry.

Symmetrial 7 bays.

Entrance at centre, flanked by broad panelled pilasters

and with paired consoles to cornice; "St George's

Buildings" on lintel and 2-leaf panelled doors retained.

Modern shop front to right, with that to left retaining

earlier details, and with panelled pilasters closing

either side; frieze and cornice above. Giant order.

Corinthian pilasters dividing 1st and 2nd floor windows;

taller windows at 1st floor with pilastered jambs and

corniced, distinctive 12-pane glazing pattern; cill

course to architraved, 2nd floor windows. Fluted

entablature above 2nd floor with scrolled acanthus

panels as metopes; dentil cornice above. 3 centre bays

of attic breaking attic cornice with blocking course

above, and round-arched windows flanked by panelled

pilasters. Windows in flanking outer bays with

shouldered surrounds. Slate roof with slate-hung dormer.

Sash and case windows.

Statement of Special Interest

Built on site of Hamilton's earlier building in Queen

Street, the Theatre Royal of 1804, which was destroyed

in 1829. Built for Archibald MacLellan. David Walker

demonstrates the influence of Hamilton's use of the

Giant order on Alexander Thomson.



Gomme and Walker 1987, pp.84n, 143, 150, figs.57, 128a.

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. 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.

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