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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 79277 93718
279277, 693718


Sir Frank Mears, 1937, reworking of earlier tenement reviving, 17th century, Scottish style tenement. 3-storey block on Broad Street linked to 2-storey block on St John Street. Rubble with ashlar margins.

N (BAKER STREET) ELEVATION: bays to right: roll-moulded surround to entrance at lower ground to left, carved ogival panel above (see Notes), bay to right window in raised ground floor, stone mullioned tripartite window to outer right, in crow step gabled bay further tripartites to 1st and 2nd floor and small window in gablehead.

Bays to left: 3 windows to each floor.

W (CHURCH WYND) ELEVATION: 5 bays, inner bay to right windows smaller. Crowstepped gable with stack to 2 bays at centre and left of centre, blank bay to outer left, adjoining wall to outer right with gate entrance linking with building on St John Street.

Timber sash and case windows with 15-pane glazing, 12-pane at top floor in bays to left, N gable and S gable. Grey slates, gablehead stacks.

W (CHURCH WYND) ELEVATION: 4 bays at ground, grouped 3-1, windows at ground with gablet dormerheads above, dormer to right with stone finial. Crowstepped gables.

S (ST JOHN STREET) ELEVATION: 2 windowed bays at ground, regular fenestration above, crowstepped gables.

Timber sash and case with 12-pane glazing. Steeply pitched roofs, grey slates, stacks in N gable and in roof to right with cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997

Statement of Special Interest

Carved ogival panel rescued from the now demolished Lawries turnpike in Baker Street. Part of a wider municipal development in the Scottish domestic revival idiom during these years in Baker, Bow, Broad and St John Streets.



C McKean STIRLING AND THE TROSSACHS RIAS (1994), p26. OS Map 2nd Edition.

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. 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.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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