Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 58683 65341
258683, 665341


Peddie and Kinnear (Edinburgh), 1876-77. Large block of

commercial chambers (built as hotel). 2nd Empire with

Greek details. 6 and 8 storeys including double attic in

mansard. Curved 3-bay angle sections at Waterloo and

Bothwell Street. 23 bays to Hope Street arranged

5-3-7-3-5. Ashlar. Modern shops at ground floor. 1st

floor squat pilasters to part of elevation; entablature

above supports giant Greek Corinthian order in 3 advanced

bays to Hope Street; stylised Corinthian anta order to

all other bays through 2nd and 3rd floors; 2nd floor

windows balustraded, aprons to 3rd. Squat pilastrade to

4th floor with bipartite windows. Main consoled cornice

with panels over 4th. Pilastered and wallhead dormers to

1st attic, bipartite centrally over advanced bays, round

arched dormers to 2nd attic, taller mansard over advanced

bays. Slated mansards. Tall corniced batteries of stacks.

Detailing continues 4 bays into Waterloo Lane at rear N

and S return.

Statement of Special Interest

Early elevator building. Because of the slope in the

ground a mezzanine/1st floor is included in part of

elevation. In the description the 2nd storey is

immediately over the 1st entablature.

Upgraded B to A 21.7.88



BN June 8, 1877.

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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