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Off Perth Road, Geddes Quadrangle, Harris Building, University of Dundee

A Category B Listed Building in Dundee, Dundee

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4575 / 56°27'27"N

Longitude: -2.9806 / 2°58'50"W

OS Eastings: 339662

OS Northings: 729919

OS Grid: NO396299

Mapcode National: GBR Z8R.M7

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.5YXG

Entry Name: Off Perth Road, Geddes Quadrangle, Harris Building, University of Dundee

Listing Date: 4 February 1965

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361480

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25281

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: West End

Traditional County: Angus

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Description

Rowand Anderson and Paul, 1913. 2-storey, with attic and 4-storey tower to rear, basically rectangular-plan, Scottish Renaissance-detailed engineering laboratory. Cream ashlar ground floor, red ashlar 1st floor and tower, snecked bull-faced pink rubble to rear, cream ashlar dressings, slate platform roof, finialled ogival roof to tower. Base course, band course at 1st floor front elevation, moulded wallhead course, corbelled eaves, rusticated quoins. Architraved windows to front with cill panels and cornices to 1st floor, 12-pane sash and case frames, segmental windows to ground floor, various multi-pane windows to rear; architraved windows with segmental pediments to upper stage of tower. Cast-iron rainwater goods with some moulded hoppers.

S (FRONT) ELEVATION: 4 bays slightly recessed to centre with windows to ground and 1st floor; 2-bay pavilion slightly advanced to right, doorpiece with 2-leaf panelled door, moulded doorcase, richly decorated and sculpted coat of arms above with moulded cornice, paired windows to left, 2 windows to 1st floor (stair window to left being balustraded and pedimented); similar pavilion to left with 2 windows to ground and 1st floor.

W ELEVATION: door to right, 3 windows to left, 2 small and 2 large windows to 1st floor.

E ELEVATION: ground floor masked by E wing of quad and former boiler house; 3 windows to 1st floor, further window to recessed bay at right.

REAR ELEVATION: tower slightly advanced to centre, window to ground and 1st floor right, paired windows to 2nd floor, window to each elevation at top of 2nd stage, corniced wallhead and parapet; 4 bays slightly recessed to left with door and various windows, curvilinear window breaking through wallhead to right; 2 bays to right with windows and similar curvilinear window; further bay to far right with segmental door and window, tripartite window to 1st floor with pediment breaking

through wallhead.

INTERIOR: pilastered entrance hall with beamed ceiling and scale and platt staircase; remainder of building largely modernised.

Statement of Interest

The Harris Building was opened in 1913 as the New Engineering Laboratory. En-suite materially with the Carnegie Building by the same architects.

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