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

35-49 (ODD NOS) COMMERCIAL STREET/1, 3, 5 SEAGATELB25067

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
30/03/1994
Local Authority
Dundee
Planning Authority
Dundee
Burgh
Dundee
NGR
NO 40462 30344
Coordinates
340462, 730344

Description

John Bruce, 1877. 5-storey and attic, Renaissance-detailed, commercial and tenemental building on corner site with 7 bays to Commercial Street, 5 bays to Seagate and quadrant bay to angle. Sandstone ashlar, slate roof. Shopfronts to ground floor with original piers, cast-iron columns and cornice, channelled 1st floor with cornice, cill course to 2nd floor, frieze with dentilled and corbelled main cornice to 3rd floor, wallhead course and corniced eaves, parapet with finialled dies and dormers; flat-topped dome to angle with banded fishcsale slates and

decorative iron parapet. Single and paired windows mostly with 2-pane timber sash and case frames; round-headed windows to 1st floor, architraved to 2nd with corbelled cills and sculpted cill panels, pediments with swagged friezes; architraved and shouldered to 3rd floor with corbelled cills and decorative iron window guards; keystoned, pilastered and round-headed to 4th floor; aediculaed dormers. Corniced and panelled wallhead stack to Seagate elevation, corniced ridge stacks elsewhere.

COMMERCIAL STREET ELEVATION: door to centre left with pilastered and keystoned round-headed doorpiece flanked by shopfronts, 8 windows to 1st floor, 7 windows to 2nd and 3rd floor with 2-storey canted oriel at 4th bay from left, 7 windows to 4th floor, 5 dormers, centre dormer has paired columns and raised pediment. Quadrant bay to angle at left;

shopfront with door to ground floor, tripartite window and dormer to upper floors following pattern of other elevations.

SEAGATE ELEVATION: door to centre left with pilastered and keystoned round-headed doorpiece flanked by shopfronts, 5 windows to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors arranged 2-1-2, 3 dormers, wallhead stack to right; giant pilaster to left angle.

INTERIOR: not seen.

Statement of Special Interest

The elevations pay lip service to William Mackison's 1871 Improvement Act buildings, such as those at 73-99 Commercial Street, also listed.

References

Bibliography

McKEAN AND WALKER (1993), pp42-43.

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.

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