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


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 99916 81637
299916, 681637


James Thomson, 1903. Single bay, 2-storey property with shop at ground. Stugged ashlar with polished ashlar dressings, harl to sides and rear. Ground floor frieze and cornice. Bracketed cill. Stone mullions.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVVATION: ground floor with traditional shop with in-canted 2-leaf part-glazed timber door and plate glass fanlight to right and fixed display window to left, modern fascia to frieze above giving way to centre-pedimented tripartite window with moulded apron and pulvinated frieze at 1st floor, and relief carved fleur-de-lis in gablehead.

E ELEVATION: asymmetrically-fenestrated elevation with variety of elements including door to outer left at ground.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: plain gabled elevation with satellite dish in gablehead.

Plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped harled stacks; stepped ashlar-coped skews with carved skewputts.

Statement of Special Interest

Remarkable for its 1st floor gable, and unusual in its long form with 2 blank elevations and a third poorly lit. Listed in particular for its contribution to the streetscape. Local architect James Thomson designed a number of buildings in South Street including the fine Renaissance tenement at Nos 54-60.



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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