Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 87316 85890
387316, 785890


Early 20th century. 2-storey and attic, mirrored pair of 3-bay houses with gated entrance recess and well-detailed interiors. Stugged squared and snecked rubble with droved margins. Base and band courses; billeted cornices to oriel windows. Keystoned depressed-arched doorway. Corbels; stone mullions and chamfered arrises.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Centre bay with decorative ironwork gate across arched entrance leading to 3 set-back part-glazed panelled timber doors and fanlights, outer doors and fanlights with multi-pane leaded glazing, and 2 windows at 1st floor. Advanced, gabled outer bays each with tripartite window to ground, canted inner angle corbelled to square at 1st floor with 4-light oriel window, and small horizontal tripartite in gablehead.

E (REAR) ELEVATIONS: symmetrically-fenestrated elevation with doors to centre at ground and wallhead stacks flanked by dormer windows.

No 25 with plate glass glazing in timber sash and case windows; No 23 with uPVC glazing. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with cans; ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts; cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hopper to NW.

INTERIORS: good decorative schemes in place. Decorative plasterwork cornices; dog-leg stairs with timber balusters; many fine fireplaces with decoratively-tiled cheeks and some with overmantels. 1st floor music room to No 25 with fireplace (not tiles) from No 23. Cooks attic rooms also with cornices and corner fireplaces. Some original picture rails. Service bell box.

Statement of Special Interest

Built by local businessman Mr Ramsay for his sisters, one of whom lived at No 25 until 1988. This pair of houses with such fine interior detail, reminiscent of the Edwardianised façade at the Queen's Hotel in Allardice Street, is of further interest due to the historical connection with the Ramsay family who owned Ramsay's Department Store (listed category 'B') at the corner of Market Square and Evan Street.



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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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