Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - See Notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 68153 67409
268153, 667409


Thomson and Sandilands, built c1892, single storey gate lodge. French Renaissance with Arts and Crafts details in red snecked sandstone. L-plan with entrance in re-entrant. Incorporates screen wall and gate pier.

N ELEVATION: canted bay with base course, transomed windows with half timbered gable brought out to front of bay with paired wooden bracket supports. Plain bargeboards with projecting heads of purlins. To left, screen wall dropping down in stages, 1st 2 balustraded heads with terminal ball finials, 1st one with slot detail as in boiler house and blank oculus beneath. To right of bay, screen wall to gate pier and bipartite window resting on ogee corbelled base and pediment above plain frieze, balustraded with ball finail to left. At rear of wall, stone seat in re-entrant.

GATE PIER: banded with shallow round-headed, interrupted recess, moulded cornice, blocking course with modern lamp.

W ELEVATION: doorway in re-entrant behind screen wall with stone seat, leading to flat roofed porch with bipartite, mullioned and transomed window, balustraded and ball-finialed. To right, gable with tripartite mullioned and transomed, cornice window, gable with moulded cope and round head flanked by ball finials. Prominent chimney stack on N wing of L, with corner pilasters flanking round headed blind features, plain entblature with cornice and chamfered head.


Statement of Special Interest

See Gartloch Hospital, Asylum Section, Hospital Section and Original Nurses Home.



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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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