Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

25 AND 27 VICAR STREET WITH 4 AND 6 PRINCES STREETLB48693

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
25/06/2002
Local Authority
Falkirk
Planning Authority
Falkirk
Burgh
Falkirk
NGR
NS 88837 80084
Coordinates
288837, 680084

Description

1933, largely reconstructed 2001 after fire. Tall 2-storey and attic, mock half-timbered tea-room and dwelling with shops at ground, in Elizabethan style, on dominant corner site. Whitewashed ashlar at ground with decorative black and white mock half-timbering above; some stugged ashlar dressings. Base course, jettied attic floor and gableheads. Hoodmoulded Tudor-arched doors. Stone mullion at ground, timber transoms and mullions elsewhere.

SW (CORNER) ELEVATION: single bay, broad-gabled elevation with canted outer angles; broad door at ground with large '25' over hoodmould, 8-light transomed window at 1st floor, windowhead flanked by stone-corbelled brackets giving way to jettied attic with 4-light window.

W (VICAR STREET) ELEVATION: deep-set pilastered shop doorway to centre at ground (detail obscured by later timber signs) with metal-framed display windows in flanking bays, each window with etched panel set into multi-pane toplight. 2 asymmetrically-disposed bays above, that to left with 12-light transomed window giving way to 4-light window in gablehead, and that to right with single transomed window below tiny single window. Irregular terrace adjoining at outer left.

S (PRINCES STREET) ELEVATION: largely symmetrical, 5-bay elevation. In-canted shop door to centre at ground flanked by narrow display windows and broad display windows beyond, each window with top-light and left window with centre astragal; deep-set boarded timber door with decorative ironwork hinges to outer right and hoodmoulded bipartite window to outer left. 2 dominant gabled bays above, each with 8-light transomed window at 1st floor and 4-light window in gablehead; penultimate bay to right with single narrow transomed window below small window, and each outer bay with narrow 4-light transomed window at 1st floor and small 2-light window above. Irregular terrace adjoining at outer right.

Multi-pane leaded glazing patterns in timber casement and pivot windows; 1st floor top lights coloured. Red tiles.

Overhanging eaves, plain bargeboarding and small timber gablehead finials.

INTERIOR: Princes Street shop modern. Other properties closed at resurvey (2002).

Statement of Special Interest

Princes Street was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1933 at which time this building was known as the 'Tudor House'. The 2001 fire caused considerable damage necessitating replacement of the roof and interiors.

References

Bibliography

R Jacques FALKIRK AND DISTRICT (2001), p22. Information courtesy of owner of Princes Street shop.

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)

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