James Miller, 1896. Flemish Renaissance 2-storey former
underground railway station. Rectangular plan; free-
standing. Polished ashlar. Plinth, continuous ground
floor moulded cill band. Pepper-pot turrets to each
angle corbelled out with fluted pilaster strips supported
on cill band; sculpted pilasters in frieze; swept roofs,
decorative finials; narrow architraved lights to N
turrets. Mainly architraved casement windows with
geometric glazing bars. Slate roof. Central corniced
ELEVATION TO N: central, arched entrance with sculpted
hoodmould and corbelled label stops flanked by narrow
lights with sculpted architraves; 1st floor pierced
balcony on massive corbels, 4 regular lights, outer
colonettes supporting sculpted animals; shaped, gable
flanked by obelisks and surmounted by sculpted acroterion;
aediculed clock. Repeated in simplified at S form with 3
ground floor windows, fluter outer piers, and sculpted
WESTERN AND EASTERN ELEVATIONS: ground floor single light
window with sculpted architrave flanked by 2-light, stone
mullioned and transomed windows similarly architraved.
1st floor central projecting 2-light half-dormer window
on massive sculpted corbels, pedimented and sculpted
profile flanked by corbelled half-dormers with shell
heads and ball finials.
We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/shep-dec2011.pdf, Annex 2, pp74-76.
The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.
Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.
Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see www.historic-scotland.gov.uk.
Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. 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 current legislation.
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