Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 58937 65004
258937, 665004


James Miller, 1896. Flemish Renaissance 2-storey former

underground railway station. Rectangular plan; free-

standing. Polished ashlar. Plinth, continuous ground

floor moulded cill band. Pepper-pot turrets to each

angle corbelled out with fluted pilaster strips supported

on cill band; sculpted pilasters in frieze; swept roofs,

decorative finials; narrow architraved lights to N

turrets. Mainly architraved casement windows with

geometric glazing bars. Slate roof. Central corniced

ridge stack.

ELEVATION TO N: central, arched entrance with sculpted

hoodmould and corbelled label stops flanked by narrow

lights with sculpted architraves; 1st floor pierced

balcony on massive corbels, 4 regular lights, outer

colonettes supporting sculpted animals; shaped, gable

flanked by obelisks and surmounted by sculpted acroterion;

aediculed clock. Repeated in simplified at S form with 3

ground floor windows, fluter outer piers, and sculpted


WESTERN AND EASTERN ELEVATIONS: ground floor single light

window with sculpted architrave flanked by 2-light, stone

mullioned and transomed windows similarly architraved.

1st floor central projecting 2-light half-dormer window

on massive sculpted corbels, pedimented and sculpted

profile flanked by corbelled half-dormers with shell

heads and ball finials.



Information by courtesy of the Buildings of Scotland Research


RSA 1906 No 307.

Gomme and Walker 1987, pp.56, 255, 295. Doak (ed) 1977 No.167.

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.

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