Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

37 STEWART AVENUE, FORMER LIBERAL HALLLB49723

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 99823 81521
Coordinates
299823, 681521

Description

J McKissock and W G Rowan, 1884. Tall 2-storey and part cellar, 5-bay, Scots Jacobean hall with crowstepped gables and balustraded balcony. Segmentally-headed door and transomed window; corbels; voussoirs; stone transoms and mullions; ball-finialled gables.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: slightly advanced gabled bay to centre and left with broad doorway and 2-leaf boarded timber door to left and narrow window to right, these under corbelled and balustraded balcony giving way to 2 triangular-pedimented windows flanking tiny light, and ball-finialled gablehead with moulded datestone. Regular fenestration to 2 bays at right and single bay to left (latter with boarded windows).

W (PROVIDENCE BRAE) ELEVATION: advanced gabled bay to centre with tall tripartite window at ground and 9-part transomed window above breaking into gablehead with arrowslit, flanking re-entrants each with single window to each floor of narrow angled gabled bay (all windows blocked).

E ELEVATION: plain gabled elevation with truncated gablehead stack.

N ELEVATION: asymmetrical fenestration to elevation almost abutting St Mary's Church (see Notes).

Plate glass glazing, some with obscured glass, in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Ashlar-coped skews.

INTERIOR: moulded cornices; part-glazed screen door; dog-leg staircase with decorative cast-iron balusters; timber fireplaces that to ground E with overmantel. Principal 1st floor hall with coombed ceiling and segmentally-arched window.

Statement of Special Interest

Architects McKissock and Rowan were practising at 234 West George Street, Glasgow when plans were drawn up for the Liberal Hall. The hall was converted to a snooker hall probably during the 1920s and after WWII became a scout hall. During the late 1960s it was purchased for use as a store and upholsterers business. Currently partially unoccupied (2003). The nearby St Mary's Church is listed separately.

References

Bibliography

BO'NESS DEAN OF GUILD COURT (1884). Gifford and Walker STIRLING AND DISTRICT (2002), p263. BUILDINGS AT RISK REGISTER (2002-3), p57. Information courtesy of owner.

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