Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NS 29668 82310
229668, 682310


Frank Burnet and Boston, dated 1899. 3-storey and attic, tenement with Scottish 17th century style details and broken skyline; modern shops at ground. Red sandstone ashlar. Cornice between ground and 1st floor; corbelled string course above 2nd floor; chamfered and moulded arrises; ashlar mullioned windows; single windows at 1st floor with decorative detail in shallow relief above cornice (see notes); apron and blocking course to canted oriels rising thourgh 1st and 2nd floors.

W (SINCLAIR STREET/ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 5 modern shops at ground. Pend off-centre right. Taller gabled bay off-centre left with oriel, bipartite window to attic with scrolled pediment in shallow relief above cornice. Oriel to right, bipartite window breaking eaves above with gabled dormerhead. 2 widely spaced windows at 1st and 2nd floors to far right; windows above breaking eaves with wallhead stack between, window to left with semi-circular dormerhead and gabled dormerhead to window to right, stack corbelled at string course above 2nd floor. Similar arrangement of bays to left of taller gabled bay (with semi-circular dormerheads to attic windows flanking stacks and cartouche with date at 2nd floor below stack. Full-height canted oriel to outer right. Plate glass sash and case windows; some uPVC replacment windows. Grey slate roof; ashlar coped skews; scrolled skewputts.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for James A Reid. The decorative detail over the 1st floor windows is the same as used by William Leiper at Dalmore Lodge, Rhu Road Lower, Helensburgh built in 1873. The original source is from Maybole Castle, Ayrshire.



David MacGibbon and Thomas Ross THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND Vol.III (1889) pp. 498-502. Dumbarton District Library, Dean of Guild Drawings for Helensburgh (Box 1895-1899).

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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