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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 58829 65580
258829, 665580


James Sellars (Campbell Douglas and Sellars), 1879 with

sculpture by William Mossman. Built as The New Club.

Redeveloped behind the facade. French classical 4-storeys

basement and double attic, raised to outer bays. 7 unequal

main bays; single outer bays breaking forward. Polished

ashlar. All windows sash and case, plate glass. Asymmetrical

at lower floors with regular central bays. Ground floor

moulded cill band; 1st floor cornice, 2nd floor balcony

projecting on brackets in centre; 3rd floor moulded cill

band; plain entablature with eaves cornice.

W BAY: shallow, canted, rising to 1st floor with architraved

windows at ground and 1st floor, latter with incised frieze

and small anthemion decoration at 1st relieved by 3/4


E ENTRANCE BAY: fluted pedimented, arched entrance on giant

pedestals with sculpted panels; relief figures in spandrels;

entablature with richly sculpted frieze.

Outer bays symmetrical from 2nd floor. 2nd floor tripartite

windows, centrally pedimented with graduated pilasters;

pilaster mullioned 3-light windows in 3rd repeated with

architraves and cornice in 4th, surmounted by dormer rising

through parapet flanked by diminutive piers.

CENTRAL BAYS: 3 ground floor giant oculi in shaped pedimented

panels, sculpted borders; 1st floor giant decorated 5-light

console pilastrade with cast-iron balconies in continuous

architraves. 2nd floor windows: 3 single window with

centrally consoled pedimented, architraves and sculpted

panels above string course. 3rd floor coupled pilastrade with

recessed glazing. 3 pedimented dormers rising through

parapet; oval attic lights with sculpted heads. Slate roof.

Outer mansards, raised.

Solid ashlar boundary walls with entrance wings.

Statement of Special Interest

Reconstructed behind facade.



Information by courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research

Unit. Gomme and Walker, 1968, pp 155, 298.

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