Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


There are no additional online documents for this record.


Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 48278 64353
248278, 664353


T G Abercrombie, architect, dated 1898 Scots Renaissance.

T-plan asymmetrical. Snecked rubble and stugged ashlar with

polished ashlar dressings. Elevation to Back Sneddon Street,

2 storeys, 3 recessed bays at left, off centre entrance

with pilastered and corniced Jacobean doorpiece with

cartouche over, 6-light leaded window to stair in right

bay, canted bay at ground floor in outer left bay. Projecting

gable end to west with corbelled bartisan with lead, bell-cast

roof and panelled gable-head stack. Return elevation:

2-storey and attic. 5-bay block with 3 round arched windows

at ground; lights 1-2-1-2-1 in 1st & 3 segmentally pedimented

dormers. Stair tower adjoining with upper window breaking

through eaves and pyramidal roof. 1 additional gabled bay

to east. Variety of window designs, slate roofs and

corniced stacks.

Statement of Special Interest

Built as welfare offices. Still used by District Council.



Information from David M Walker

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 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 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 You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at


There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to 20, 22 BACK SNEDDON STREET AND 13 MAXWELL STREET

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 21/09/2018 18:22