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External Reference

Date 6 September 2012

Event ID 927907

Category Documentary Reference

Type External Reference


Frank Burnet and Boston, architects, 1897. 6-storey and

attic, red sandstone ashlar Baronial office building. Irregular

7-bay elevation with squat 2-stage tower rising from eaves to

right. Altered ground floor with large vehicle entrances to

end bays, central main entrance with polished pink granite

surround, consoled pedimented rouch-arched doorway. Sculpted

tympanum, depressed arch fanlight.

All windows bipartite with fixed upper part, narrower at end

bays. All windows modern pivot plate-glass. Cornice over

ground, mutule cornice over 1st, 3rd and 4th floors with

windows divided by giant order engaged composite columns.

Heavy cornice over 4th. To right, octagonal turret with

bracketted balustraded parapet. Brick flanks, some box dormers,

slate roofs.

Information from Historic Scotland, 6 September 2012

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