There are no additional online documents for this record.
- Category: A
- Date Added: 04/10/1988
- Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Burgh: Lockerbie
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NY 13693 81645
- Coordinates: 313693, 581645
Original design by David Bryce, 1873; began building (?
with modifications) after 1884. Town hall with extravagant
Scots Baronial ornament, tall square corner tower with
conical-roofed bartizans, balustrades, clocks, steep
slate roof with ogee-cupola top. Red ashlar, mostly stugged
and snecked, polished dressings. Both main elevations
composed with entrance bay beside tower (main entrance to
High Street ornately detailed, moulded round-arched
doorway with recessed columns and with parapet) wide gabled
bay beyond, that to Bridge Street with asymmetrical corbel
tables, that to High Street with bartizans, large mullioned
and transomed 1st floor window, 2 shouldered wide panels at
ground with decorative 3-light windows. Slated roofs. Tall
4-bay wing to Bridge Street may not be part of original
composition; (perhaps the hall of 1889) it has mullioned and
transomed 1st floor windows and advanced outer gable.
Interior of high quality with coffered plaster ceilings,
balustraded main stair with arcaded gallery over.
Statement of Special Interest
Listed A for quality of tower.
OFFICIAL GUIDE, n.d., in Ewart Library states (p.20) that
the hall was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's jubilee,
and that its memorial stone was laid 22 January 1889.
Fiddes and Rowan, DAVID BRYCE, 1976, p. 105. Groome,
GAZETTEER; 1st ed, 1884, Vol v, p. 546; 2nd ed n.d. Vol iv,
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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.
Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. 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.
If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.
Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot. You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no images available for this record.