Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

1 - 11 (ODD NOS) SEAVIEW PLACELB49709

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
31/03/2004
Local Authority
Falkirk
Planning Authority
Falkirk
Burgh
Bo'Ness
NGR
NS 99756 81616
Coordinates
299756, 681616

Description

Matthew Steele and John Taylor 1936-7; altered by John Taylor 1938. 2- and 3-storey, 14-bay (bays grouped 3-8-3), Modern Movement block of flats with Art Deco references and traditional shop (John Taylor). Buff concrete blockwork with distinctive contrasting green banding below ground floor cills and at eaves.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. 3-storey, 3-bay piended pavilions to outer bays, each with door below 3 projecting horizontal strips giving way to full-height vertical stair window (that to left part-blocked), and regular fenestration to outer bays. Bays to outer left extending into tightly bowed corner (see below). Lower centre bays regularly-fenestrated except 3 bays to left at ground with in-canted centre door shop and bay 9 with single door at ground and small vertical window above.

NE (PROVIDENCE BRAE) ELEVATION: bowed bay to right with blocked opening at ground giving way to detailing as above (vertical window part-blocked), 2 openings to left at ground with single window to each floor above.

SW ELEVATION: blank elevation with low flat-roofed building adjoining at ground.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: altered elevation with variety of elements including gabled outshots.

uPVC windows; horizontal glazing pattern retained at stair window. Grey slates. Concrete block stacks with some cans.

INTERIOR: No 5 - 7 Corvi's Restaurant with traditional fish and chip range and small fireplace.

Statement of Special Interest

Originally designed as a hotel for Captain Miller, this was Matthew Steele's last major commission, he died in 1937. Reminiscent of his earlier Modern Movement flats in Cadzow Crescent and Stewart Avenue, with flat roofs replaced by gently pitched roof, and cement render by concrete blocks. 1936 Town Council redevelopment plans for Seaview resulted in Captain Millers hotel design being extended westwards into a block of flats incorporating Bartolomeo Corvi's fish and chip restaurant (this by John Taylor), and terminating in the second balancing corner feature. Corvi's was built with a coal-fired range which the current (2003) owner remembers being taught how to light. Removal of the original crittal glazing has detached from the strong horizontal emphasis (still evident in the green banding) of Steel's design.

References

Bibliography

Tilmouth and R Emmerson MATTHEW STEELE A BO'NESS ARCHITECT (Unpublished). Gifford and Walker STIRLING AND CENTRAL SCOTLAND (2002), p264. Information courtesy of owner. Callendar House DEAN OF GUILD RECORDS Refs 5/1936 - shop and house for Bartolomeo Corvi; 6/1936 - hotel for Captain Miller; 8/1938 - additional sitting room & cellar as adjuncts to Fish & Chip Restaurant.

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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