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1-31 (Odd Nos) Lyon Street, and 30 Albert Street

A Category B Listed Building in Maryfield, Dundee

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Latitude: 56.4688 / 56°28'7"N

Longitude: -2.9587 / 2°57'31"W

OS Eastings: 341030

OS Northings: 731147

OS Grid: NO410311

Mapcode National: GBR ZC7.34

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.JN9V

Plus Code: 9C8VF29R+GG

Entry Name: 1-31 (Odd Nos) Lyon Street, and 30 Albert Street

Listing Date: 30 June 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361488

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25287

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200361488

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Maryfield

Traditional County: Angus

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1866-7 Terrace of 5 tenements built for the millworkers
of Dens Works. 4-storey coursed and squared rubble-built
tenements with rear platties.
Elevation to Lyon Street 29-bay, comprising 5 6-bay
tenements, end block by Albert Street 5-bay. Ground floor
band course. Alternate doors altered to windows. 3 pends.
Side elevations 2-bay, blind to Erskine Street: wallhead
stack removed. Chamfered angle to Albert Street with
ground floor shopfront, 1 bay blind. Shouldered wallhead
Rear: 5 open-topped semi-circular stair towers with
flagstone platforms on curved iron brackets and light iron
(altered to steel in 4 cases) framework. Brick blockings
where lavatory towers were added and subsequently removed.
4 stair towers harled.
Piended slate roof, replaced by concrete tiles excepting
Nos 1-7. Tall ridge stacks removed.
REF Wendy Wilkinson "Housing and Health" in BAXTERS OF
DUNDEE Ed AJ Cooke (1980) pp42, 55-58
E Gauldie (Ed) THE DUNDEE TEXTILE INDUSTRY, 1790-1885.

Statement of Interest

Baxter Brothers, then the biggest employers in Dundee,

were the only textile company to build housing for

employees in the centre of the city. This block housed

in 1871 648 people in 30 2-room 73 3-room and 1 4-roomed

houses at a cost of $11,892. It was "an attempt to secure

certain key workers by providing good quality housing at

reasonable rents" during a period of expansion and labour

shortage. The experiment was not repeated. When built it

was the biggest regular planned range of tenements in

Dundee. Peter Carmichael took a close interest in their


Nos 9-31 renovated in early 1980s.

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