Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 55976 67953
255976, 667953


John Gordon, architect, circa 1875. Classic polished ashlar

villa with additions in Tudor style by H O Tarbolton, 1910.

Original villa; 2 storeys, attic and basement.

3-bay elevation with steps oversailing basement to painted

ashlar tripartite doorpiece with fanlight. Sidelights and door

with small pane glazing, solid parapet to steps. Above door,

single sash.

Flanking door, full-height square projecting windows with

pilastered mullions and continuous entablature, plate glass

sashes. Continuous detail cornice over ground. Timber mutule

eaves. Centrally placed bow dormer flanked by tall corniced

axial stacks. Slate roofs.

E flank and rear stugged ashlar.

To W and rear, full-height additions by H O Tarbolton to give

oratory with traceried bipartite lancets (facing E), nursery accommodation and further service quarters to rear. Polished

ashlar front elevation with full-height canted window to

left, bipartites to right, all mullioned and transomed with

small pane leaded glazing. Stugged ashlar rear with canted

entrance projection at left.

Deep parapet, tall corniced wallhead stacks.

Interior now largely altered.

Low coped boundary wall with tall square ashlar gatepiers

to E.

Statement of Special Interest

Part of Great Western Road A group. Hipped glazed porch added

by Simpson and Farmer, architects, 1894, plans in S R Archives

D of G: 1/3563; now demolished. Bishop Reid engaged Tarbolton

to carry out alterations circa 1910, he later worked on St

Brides Episcopal Church, Hyndland Road.



Biography of John Gordon in BN Feb 7th 1890. Plans of Tarbolton additions in S R Archives, D of G 2/2947.

About Listed Buildings

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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)

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