Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 59133 65416
259133, 665416


James Miller, 1906-7. Edwardian Renaissance detail, 7-storey

and basement, 7-bay commercial building. Elaborate Carrara

wear, faience facade; brick side and rear. Round-arched

doorway at centre with masque keystone, putti in spandrels

and Ionic columned, segmental porch; large rusticated windows

flanking with Mercury-masque keystones; corniced Ionic porch

in each outer bay with cartouche above. Consoled balcony to

2nd floor with gilded shields; 3 centre bays at 2nd floor

(framed) with channelled pilasters and forming plinth for

tripartite recess of 3rd, 4th and 5th floors, divided by

giant order Ionic columns; dentil cornice; balustraded eaves

gallery with 3 column-framed openings to centre 6th floor

windows. Simplified outer bays.

ANCHOR LANE ELEVATION: 6 irregularly spaced bays, with faience

facing to outer left bay including moulded panel of windows.

Large multi-pane metal-framed windows in remaining bays with

dividing brick bands.

CITIZEN LANE (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular openings with large

windows detailed as Anchor Lane elevation.

Small-pane sash and case windows. Decorative wrought-iron

2-leaf gates and overthrow to main entrance, and railings to

basement recess.

INTERIOR: No 12: entrance hall with fine oak woodwork including

wainscot panelling, and segmental panel with fluted Ionic

columns and cartouches surrounding marble chimneypiece;

exuberant 18th century style plasterwork with wreaths,

modillions and swagged fruit. Interiors of W offices modernised.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for Henderson Brothers of Anchor Line, hence the

nautical emblems, seaweed an shell details, modelled by H H

Martyn of Cheltenham.



B J 28th November 1906. B 29 June 1907. Further information

courtesy of David Walker.

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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