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
NS 55909 68002
255909, 668002


James Boucher, architect, 1877. Italianate villa, 2 storeys, attic and basement 7-bay with advanced centre bay. Polished ashlar, stonecleaned; rusticated at ground with flat voussoirs over windows. At angles, wide rusticated pilasters to ground, paired Ionic pilasters to 1st.

Steps oversailing basement to distyle, fluted Ionic porch with carved metope frieze panels; die and baluster parapet. Round arched architraved doorpiece with double-leaf panelled door. Vestibule door tripartite with acid etched glazing. 1st floor windows architraved with consoled pediment; bays divided by Ionic pilasters. In advanced centre bay tripartite window with segmental pediment over centre light, carved tympanum; tripartite flanked by pairs of Ionic pilasters. Sash windows, plate glass glazing. Continuous fretwork frieze to cornice over ground. Continuous cill band to 1st floor, band course at eaves. Elaborate consoled cornice, die and baluster parapet with central cartouche. 4-bay flanks detailed as above; to E shallow advanced centre bay with solid parapet supporting tall corniced scrolled stack. That to W with single storey corniced entrance porch with cast-iron verandah supported on colonnettes. To left, bipartite windows detailed as above.

Rear elevation stugged ashlar; single light windows, many with leaded coloured glass. To centre of 1st floor; bow oriel with 4 round-headed lights. Single storey and basement hipped-roofed billiard room addition.

Interior: very elaborate; hall with polychrome marbled Corinthian columns, imperial stair with carved timber term newel posts and delicate cast-iron balusters. Decorative plaster cornices and ceiling work throughout. Good panelling to most rooms. Rich door cases and window surrounds. Good leaded coloured glass. Single storey and attic.

To E detached range of outbuildings in classical style. Polished ashlar; garage with pilastered reveals to vehicle entrance; bracketted pediment over.

To right; 2-bay dwelling with architraved consoled and corniced windows. Bipartite dormer breaking through eaves. Bracketted eaves with hipped slate roof.

To front of villa, ashlar balustrading to basement area; solid parapet to steps with tall cast-iron lamp brackets. Low coped ashlar wall to garden.

Opposite porch, flight of steps with solid coped ashlar parapet leads to Great Western Road from carriageway. To rear, garden terraced with flight of stone steps.

Statement of Special Interest

Part of Great Western Road A group. Formerly Carlston. Built for Marshall of the Saracen Foundry. Similarly elaborate Boucher interior at 22 Park Circus, Glasgow.



Gomme and Walker 1968, pp 122n, 289.

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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