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
NR 71890 20446
171890, 620446


Early 19th century. 3-storey, 2-bay tenement, additional bay at curved corner and 2-bay return to Burnside. Red cherry-caulked sandstone walls, painted droved ashlar shopfront at ground. Base course, intermittent cill course at stall risers, cornice over shopfront with cill course above, eaves course. Raised margins and projecting cills to 1st and 2nd floor windows.

NE (LONGROW) ELEVATION: 2 bays with additional curved corner bay to right. Ground floor, 1st bay, 2 shop windows, 2nd bay, shop window

and entrance door (door to left), additional shop window off-set to right of corner bay.

NW (BURNSIDE) ELEVATION: 2 bays, shopfront render and cornice terminated at 1st bay, single window at ground floor, 2nd bay only.

Rear elevation: roughcast stair tower in re-entrant angle. Spiral concrete covered stair with wrought-iron handrail.

12-pane timber sash and case windows at ground and 1st floors, iron bars in window to Burnside. Rear elevation; 12-pane fixed-light to stair tower, 4-pane timber windows with top-hung uppers at 1st floor, plate glass timber sash and case at 2nd floor. 6-panel, 2-leaf doors to shop with 2-leaf glazed inner doors. Grey slate roof, curved with corner bay, cast-iron gutters and downpipes. Stacks and skews removed.

Statement of Special Interest

A photograph of circa 1977 shows an 8-flue shouldered wallhead stack over the left bay of the NW elevation, and another large stack over the dividing wall with the adjacent building. Removal of these stacks from this building mars the traditional profile, but this building continues to provide a particularly fine focus for this part of Longrow, and its early 19th century burgh architecture. It is currently (1995) further enhanced by a very smart shop-sign painted on the frieze.




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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