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Grant's Shoe Factory, Hill Road, Arbroath

A Category B Listed Building in Arbroath, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5582 / 56°33'29"N

Longitude: -2.576 / 2°34'33"W

OS Eastings: 364693

OS Northings: 740844

OS Grid: NO646408

Mapcode National: GBR VV.NZMK

Mapcode Global: WH8S8.DFK7

Plus Code: 9C8VHC5F+7J

Entry Name: Grant's Shoe Factory, Hill Road, Arbroath

Listing Name: Hill Road, Grant's Former Boot/Shoe Factory

Listing Date: 29 May 2000

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395445

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48019

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Arbroath

County: Angus

Town: Arbroath

Electoral Ward: Arbroath East and Lunan

Traditional County: Angus

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Circa 1882. 2-storey piend-roofed 15-bay factory with 3-stage corner tower to right; single storey corner block to East Newgate with remains of small tower (possibly water tower) to outer right; 2 long buildings to rear with pitched roofs (now in ruinous condition). Coursed local red sandstone with polished grey sandstone dressings.

NE (HILL ROAD) ELEVATION: base course, cill courses and eaves course. Long and short quoins; moulded architraves to windows. Round-arched entrances with prominent voussoirs in 5th bay from right and 6th bay from left.

Modern entrance to ground floor of piend-roofed tower to right; bipartite window with bracketed cill to 1st stage; decorative oculus to upper stage.

NW (EAST NEWGATE) ELEVATION: key-blocked oculi to gables of single storey buildings to rear.

Windows currently boarded (2001). Grey slates. Ventilators to roof.

Statement of Interest

Built as Colin Grant's boot and shoe factory. The firm was founded in 1862. One of 2 well-known Arbroath shoe-making firms, specialising in boots for agricultural workers, the other being Samuel Fairweather's, founded in 1857. An important example of late 19th century industrial architecture in Arbroath.

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