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
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.
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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.
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