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29 - 43 (Odd Nos) Waggon Road and 9 North Street, the Granary

A Category B Listed Building in Bo'Ness, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0173 / 56°1'2"N

Longitude: -3.6096 / 3°36'34"W

OS Eastings: 299755

OS Northings: 681657

OS Grid: NS997816

Mapcode National: GBR 1R.SYWS

Mapcode Global: WH5R2.J0BW

Entry Name: 29 - 43 (Odd Nos) Waggon Road and 9 North Street, the Granary

Listing Date: 10 July 1978

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357964

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22404

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bo'Ness

County: Falkirk

Town: Bo'Ness

Electoral Ward: Bo'ness and Blackness

Traditional County: West Lothian

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Description

Early 19th century with late 19th century shopfronts, restored 1978 by Falkirk District Council. 5-storey, 4-bay, rectangular-plan warehouse converted to flatted dwellings with shops at ground, closing irregular terrace to W. Rubble with ashlar margins and rusticated quoins. Pilastraded shopfront to S. Deep base course, frieze and ground floor cornice, eaves course.

N (WAGGON ROAD) ELEVATION: round stair tower projecting at centre with narrow window to each floor above ground and part-glazed timber door on return to left at ground; 4 regularly-fenestrated flanking bays, those to ground left part-blocked.

S (NORTH STREET) ELEVATION: full-width pilastraded shopfront to ground with 2-leaf panelled timber door and plate glass fanlight at centre, 2 display windows and further door to right, and centre door shop to left. 4 regularly-disposed windows to each floor above, those to 4th floor smaller.

E ELEVATION: window to centre at ground with part-blocked hoist opening to each floor above and windows in flanking bays.

4-pane glazing pattern in timber casement windows (1978). Piended slate roof. Coped squared rubble merlon-like wallhead stacks.

Statement of Interest

Good survival of early grain store situated at the harbour of Bo'ness, a major exporter of grain. The rows of wallhead chimneys are indicative of the grain drying function. Awarded the Saltire Society Award for Housing Area Rehabilitation in 1980. Waggon Road formed part of the route of a coal waggon-way constructed by the trustees of Dr John Roebuck in 1772. The route ran from new pits on high ground to the south of Bo'ness, northwards down Church Wynd and along the shore to the West Pier.

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