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 40248 30324
340248, 730324


William Burn, 1840; additions to rear, and ground floor front elevation refaced by George Shaw Aitken, 1879-80. 4-storey, 5-bay (4 bays and later 2 bays to Bank Street) Renaissance palazzo-style former bank, on corner site. Grey ashlar, concealed roof. Bull-faced base course, channelled ground floor with banded piers and raised rusticated quoins to front; corniced and dentilled frieze to 1st floor with consoled and balustraded balconies, 2 lions sejant with shields at centre balcony, squat finials to angle dies; modillioned main cornice to 3rd floor,

wallhead course and corniced wallhead; windows to ground floor

front have corbelled cills (cill removed to window at left of door)

and fluted pilasters at re-entrant angles, pilastered windows to

Bank Street, metal cill window guards to all ground floor windows, architraved windows to upper floors with consoled pediments to front elevation and cornices to Bank Street, 2-pane timber sash and case glazing (top-hoppers to ground floor); corniced stacks.

FRONT ELEVATION: 2-leaf panelled door to centre, moulded round-headed doorcase with triglyph lintel flanked by pilasters with richly decorated consoles depicting winged female heads supporting balcony, 2 windows to right, window to left and door with balustered fanlight to far left; 5 windows to each upper floor.

BANK STREET ELEVATION: 4 windows to each floor. Lower 1880 addition slightly recessed to right; large Venetian window in mask-keystoned round-headed panel flanked by oculi with blank heraldic shields, plain wallhead frieze with balustraded parapet; later block of similar size to right, rendered and lined as ashlar.

INTERIOR: ornate ground floor retaining original features now

incorporated into public bar.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly the Bank of Scotland, the ground floor is now (1994) The Old Bank Bar.



McKean and Walker (1993), p22; Dundee ADPs, book 15, pp125-30; RCAHMS, DUNDEE ON RECORD (1992), p18; NMRS, AND 38.

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.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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