Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 40680 30777
340680, 730777


Circa 1830-40, iron-framed flax mill, later a warehouse,

converted to offices for Low and Bonar by R Gibson in

circa 1913.

Elevation to King Street remodelled circa 1913 2-storey

14-bay commercial block of snecked rubble with ashlar

dressings. 3 arched entrances at centre and end bays of

ground floor. 2 are loading bays and W bay forms entrance

to office with original door below leaded Diocletian

window. Bipartite, tripartite over entrances, sash and

case windows with corbelled cills and leaded upper panes

at 1st floor. Cornice and parapet with central Art Nouveau

curvilinear pediment over attic Diocletian window. Rear

elevation, excluding W wing, is substantially 1830s rubble.

4 storeys (2 below road level forming part of East Port

Works) with projecting circular stair having conical slate

roof. Top floor window altered to bipartite. Attic dormer

hoist, other dormers modern. Slate roof.

Interior: Ground floor from King Street 1830s 2 rows of

cast-iron columns carry brick arches, cast-iron beams and

wrought-iron ties. Some partitions. 1st floor remodelled

as offices with 2 rows of Doric cast-iron columns. Fine

panelled marble stair, with lift in well, stained glass

window and Ionic pilastered entrances. Attic altered.

Statement of Special Interest

1850 plan shows "Fireproof Flax Mill, now a Warehouse", so

the building can have served as a mill for only a few years,

perhaps put up by William Shaw of the East Port Calender

during the 1830s boom.

When the East Port Calender was acquired by Low and Bonar

in 1907, the warehouse was converted to the head office

of the major textile manufacturers and exporters. See 100

Cowgate, East Port Works, for basement.



Dundee Public Library Plan of Property of Kinmond, Strachan

and Co, 1850. (D3). LOW AND BONAR LTD (circa 1955).

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