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
NO 40065 30455
340065, 730455


James G Fairley, 1889. 2-storey, attic and basement, French Renaissance-style corner site school on falling ground. Pinkish

sandstone ashlar, partly channelled at basement and banded at ground floor, slate and lead Mansard roof. Base course, cill course and corniced entablature to ground floor, cill course, wallhead frieze and corniced parapet with pediments; mostly tripartite windows, square-headed to ground floor, keystoned and round-headed to 1st floor with architraves, continuous corbelled cill course and colonette mullions with festooned Ionic capitals, balustraded Venetian windows to angle pavilions, continuous rooflights to attic; flattened pyramidal roofs to angles with oculi, antefixaed cornice and squat spirelets, similar flattened ogival roof to centre of Euclid Crescent elevation.

EUCLID CRESCENT ELEVATION: 5-bay, centre and outer bays slightly advanced; tripartite doorpiece to centre, Doric-columned (fluted to top) in antis with entablature, segmental pediment with allegorical relief at tympanum, 2-leaf panelled door with pilastered margins and mask-keystoned round-headed fanlight, festooned spandrels, flanked by similar sidelights with panels above, and original wrought-iron screens, tripartite pilastered window to 1st floor comprising bipartite in round-headed panel with festooned blind oculus flanked by sidelights

with sculpted urn panels above, scrolled broken pediment to main cornice with festooned tympanum rising to paired aediculaed dormer; tripartite window to ground floor left and right flanked by recessed floriate panels, round-headed tripartites to 1st floor; pilastered tripartite window to ground floor outer bays, pilastered Venetian window to 2nd floor, pediments with allegorical tympanum reliefs.

EUCLID STREET ELEVATION: similar to Euclid Crescent elevation but with basement windows, paired bipartites to centre bay which is pedimented with sculpted figure to apex.

INTERIOR: fine marble-columned entrance hall with decorative plasterwork entablatures, arches and cornices, mosaic floor, well

stair with decorative cast-iron panel balusters and timber newels,

3 stained glass stair windows depicting figures representing art,

literature and science in pilastered round-headed architraves;

panelled and boarded dados, compartmentalised ceilings; original

double doors to attic music studios.



McKEAN AND WALKER (1993), p54.

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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