Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
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Planning Authority
NS 58559 66016
258559, 666016


C J Menart, 1908-10. Neo-Baroque Jesuit church with tall

campanile at NE corner. Nave, transept, side aisles.

Polished ashlar, rusticated base, plinth advancing to

podia. Giant order of tetrastyle fluted Corinthian

pilasters to entrances at Rose Street and Hill Street

with central corbelled elliptically-headed, keyblocked

light; narrow, round-headed aisle-lights to return

elevations; ground floor cornice; continuous die parapet

with balustrades; architraved, console keyblocked,

elliptically-headed clerestory windows set in linking

graduated string course; mutule cornice.

ELEVATION TO ROSE STREET: plain boundary wall at head of

double, return staircase 3 entrances with pilasters or

semi-engaged columns supporting lintels; panels above

with egg and dart surrounds, gold lettering DIVO ALOYSIO

SACRUM; sculpted panels at capital height; central

sculpture above window; outer bays small, plain aedicule

lights. Plain domestic block with linking string courses

to SW return. Rusticated wall with outer, corniced piers,

die parapet with balustrades.

ELEVATION TO HILL STREET: projecting transept/entrance

bays to W with central segmentally pedimented, pilastered


CAMPANILE: plain with recesses panelling to 2nd stage;

segmentally pedimented, keyblocked, louvred bellcote;

open aediculed final stage; gold ball and cross finial.

Concrete roofs and cuploas. Wrought-iron railings and


INTERIOR: nave arcade. Richly decorated side chapels.

Statement of Special Interest

Notable for its use of concrete roofs.

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

Upraded B to A 21.7.88



S.R. Archives, D of G 2/2287 3 Sept 1908.

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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