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Kandahar House, 71-83 Meadowside, Dundee

A Category B Listed Building in Dundee, Dundee

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Latitude: 56.4645 / 56°27'52"N

Longitude: -2.971 / 2°58'15"W

OS Eastings: 340269

OS Northings: 730680

OS Grid: NO402306

Mapcode National: GBR Z9T.QM

Mapcode Global: WH7RB.BSH4

Plus Code: 9C8VF27H+QJ

Entry Name: Kandahar House, 71-83 Meadowside, Dundee

Listing Name: 71-87 (Odd Nos) Meadowside, Kandahar House

Listing Date: 30 March 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 361937

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB25598

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200361937

Location: Dundee

County: Dundee

Town: Dundee

Electoral Ward: Maryfield

Traditional County: Angus

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Earlier 20th century. 2-storey and attic, quadrant-like plan, 17-bay commercial building with shops to ground floor on prominent corner site. Red sandstone ashlar, slate Mansard roof. Corniced ground floor, eaves band, corniced wallhead; 12-pane timber sash and case windows with checked and chamfered margins, plain raised square panels between windows at lintel level, flat-roofed 12-pane dormers.

FRONT ELEVATION: 2-leaf door to right with moulded doorcase set in deeply splayed doorcase with large keystone, small keystoned segmental stair window above, further large 16-pane stair window at 1st floor set in round-headed panel with consoled ashlar balcony, window with mannered lintel to attic of flat-roofed margined stair tower; 8 shopfronts to left, slightly altered but all retaining original elements, 16 windows to 1st floor, 16 dormers.

INTERIOR: terrazzo floor, marble lining and door with sidelights

and round-headed fanlight at entrance hall.

Statement of Interest

This building is an important townscape feature following the quadrant-like curve from Meadowside into Victoria Road.It was probably the office built for the Ladywell Calender, later used by Brown and Tawse, steel stockholders. The E most shop/public house was once No3 Victoria Road, but is now 85-87 Meadowside.

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