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Friarfield House, 64-66 Barrack Street, Dundee

A Category B Listed Building in Dundee, Dundee

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Latitude: 56.4613 / 56°27'40"N

Longitude: -2.974 / 2°58'26"W

OS Eastings: 340079

OS Northings: 730335

OS Grid: NO400303

Mapcode National: GBR Z9H.VZ

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.9V2J

Plus Code: 9C8VF26G+GC

Entry Name: Friarfield House, 64-66 Barrack Street, Dundee

Listing Name: 64, 66 Barrack Street and Return Elevation to South Ward Road, Friarfield House

Listing Date: 18 May 1987

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361060

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB24941

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200361060

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Maryfield

Traditional County: Angus

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James McLaren and George Shaw Aitken, 1873, completed
1875. 3-storey and basement Renaissance office on
corner site, rusticated base, channelled ashlar ground
floor and stugged courses above with ashlar dressings.
3-window circular corner with square-columned Doric
doorpiece, dentil cornice and parapet. Tall panelled
pilaster strips, 1st and 2nd floors rise to paired
consoles and dentil cornice, balustraded parapet
broken by arched segmentally pedimented dormer.
French conical pavilion roof with bold lead cornice,
cast-iron brattishing and flag pole at platform.
Barrack St elevation symmetrical 14-window (4-bay)
with bay at each end defined by pilasters, rusticated at
ground, banded at 1st and vertically channelled at 2nd
floors. Windows in architraves either single or groups
of 3, with 1st floor cornices and pediments. Shouldered
arched windows at 2nd. Dentil cornice and parapet,
with urn finials over dies. Door at S end for entrance
to mill lodge. Door in centre is altered from window
South Ward Road elevation similar style with 3 single
windows. S gable 2-bay in similar style with wallhead
Rear elevation plain rubble with irregular fenestration
and blocked basement windows. Rubble gable of South
Ward Road block to allow for continuation, unbuilt.
Slate roofs with ridge stacks and 1 ornate can
Interior: Fine circular entrance rising through 2
floors lined with Corinthian and Doric pilasters. Wide
stair with cast-iron balustrade to 1st floor. A simpler
stair to the mill is towards the S of the block,
and a cast-iron spiral stair, reputed to have come from
2 trams, is at the S Ward Road end. Most 1st floor rooms
have simple cornices, but Mr Don's (near the staircase)
and Mr Buist's (further south) have more elaborate
cornices and marble fireplaces. The 2nd floor, formerly
a store for manufactured goods is of less interest.
The ground floor dining rooms are plain. The basement
raw flax and jute store is fireproof with cast-iron
columns and beams, brick arches and several partitions.
Ashlar gatepiers with wood and wrought-iron gates to S.

Statement of Interest

Listing excludes 1-storey Warehouse at rear. Now Tayside

Regional Council Social Work Department. Built as the

offices of Don, Brothers Buist and Co, Ward Mills and

at that date the finest mill offices in the city.

The building was well planned, with the ground floor,

reserved for mill management and the male and female

dining rooms, separated from the main public stair to

the 1st floor commercial offices.

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