Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

35 - 41 (ODD NOS) SOUTH STREETLB49715

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Group Category Details
100000020 - SEE NOTES
Date Added
31/03/2004
Local Authority
Falkirk
Planning Authority
Falkirk
Burgh
Bo'Ness
NGR
NS 99898 81660
Coordinates
299898, 681660

Description

James Thomson, 1901-2. 3-storey, 4-bay (above ground) small tenement with shops at ground on corner site, with some Jacobean detail. Narrow ashlar bands with ashlar dressings. Ground floor entablature forming 1st floor cill course; 1st floor cornice forming 2nd floor cill course, eaves cornice. Architraved windows above ground with tabs and panelled windowheads to 1st floor appearing as vertical panels through both floors. Banded pilasters with fluted capitals at ground. Keystone; corbels; stop-chamfered arrises and stone mullions.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: original detail to ground floor with dividing pilasters. Shop fronts with in-canted doorways, mosaic-tiled doorsteps and 2-leaf part-glazed timber doors to centre and right bays at ground, bay to left with 2-part fixed display window and dividing fielded pilaster, narrow bay to outer right with stepped keystone over 6-panelled timber door with deep plate glass fanlight; each floor above with bipartite windows to bays at right of centre, and single windows to left bays.

SW (CORNER) ELEVATION: stepped pilasters flanking modern door at ground, single window to each floor above framed by plain pilasters corbelled to polygonal base of shaped gablehead dated '1902' and surmounted by semicircular pediment with obelisk finial.

W (MARKET STREET) ELEVATION: 2-bay elevation with fixed display window to right and single window to left at ground, regular fenestration to each floor above.

Plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows, some uPVC at 2nd floor. Grey slates with decorative terracotta ridge tiles and finial. Cavetto-coped, banded ashlar stacks with cans; ashlar-coped skews. Cast-iron square-section downpipes.

INTERIORS: Nos 37 and 39 with decorative plasterwork cornices; No 39 with boarded timber walls.

Statement of Special Interest

Group with 43-45 and 47-49 South Street. Well-designed early Edwardian corner tenement by local architect James Thomson who designed a number of shop and tenement blocks in South Street as well as the fine Post Office at East Pier Street.

References

Bibliography

Gifford and Walker STIRLING AND CENTRAL SCOTLAND (2002), p267.

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.

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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