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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 58747 65494
258747, 665494


Burnet and Boston, circa 1900. Late Victorian Renaissance

commercial building. Red sandstone ashlar with rusticated

ground floor. 6-storey, attic and basement with frontage to

St Vincent Street, 2 unequal bays, canted angle and 6 bays

to Hope Street. 2 pedimented Ionic porches and central arched

window in rusticated ground floor; balustraded parapet over

1st floor; W bay canted window through 2nd, 3rd, 4th floors

with main cornice, 5th and attic under segmental pedimented

Ionic feature with coupled and fluted columns; carved

friezes over 3rd floor windows in canted bay. Corner oriel

corbelled over ground, detailed as canted bay but with engaged

Ionic columns to octagonal attic with broad-eaved, flattened

domed roof with Art Nouveau finial.

6-bay flank to Hope Street, semi gable at S end balanced

by tower feature with elaborate bay at N end; 4-bays between

with round arched openings at ground, tripartite to 1st

and 2nd, canted windows 3rd and 4th set between giant Ionic

columns, over arches with carved spandrels to 5th; balustrated

parapet above, gable dormers.

INTERIOR: modernised, some original stained glass survives.



1st scheme, B.I. May 16th 1896.

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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