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3-7 Commercial Street, Dundee

A Category B Listed Building in Dundee, Dundee

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Latitude: 56.461 / 56°27'39"N

Longitude: -2.9661 / 2°57'58"W

OS Eastings: 340561

OS Northings: 730293

OS Grid: NO405302

Mapcode National: GBR ZBC.RM

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.DVSS

Plus Code: 9C8VF26M+CG

Entry Name: 3-7 Commercial Street, Dundee

Listing Name: 3, 5, 7 Commercial Street, Including Travelling Crane and Hydraulic Lift

Listing Date: 30 March 1994

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361189

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25046

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200361189

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Maryfield

Traditional County: Angus

Tagged with: Warehouse

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Style of Robertson and Orchar, engineers, Wallace Foundry, early 1860s. 3-storey and attic, 5-bay arranged 2-1-2 warehouse. Rubble sandstone, ashlar dressings, slate roof. Margined windows with corbelled cills, mostly 2-pane timber sash and case frames; deep corniced and coped parapet, ashlar-coped skews.

FRONT ELEVATION: door to centre with fanlight and altered wide-margined doorpiece, 2 windows to left and right, 5 windows to 1st and 2nd floor. Right return gable harled (building formerly adjoined now demolished).

REAR ELEVATION: loading doors to ground floor, blind above. Original slate-hung pyramidal-roofed lift housing to roof at left, continuous rooflights.

INTERIOR: light- and crane-well rises through building, later floored over at 1st and 2nd floors. Surrounding timber galleries on cast-iron columns at N and S sides, suspended from timber and wrought-iron composite trussed girders at E and W sides. Wrought-iron Polonceau truss roof with decorative cast-iron struts. Spiral stair with solid timber newel, apparently a ship's mast. Original hydraulic lift at SE angle; wrought-iron gantry crane for carriage of metal stock.

Statement of Interest

Built for iron and steel merchants Dow and Duncan, later owned by David N Crabb, electrical engineer. The hydraulic lift is probably the only working example of its kind in Dundee, and now a rarity nationally, a factor in the category B listing of this building.

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