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25 and 27 Vicar Street with 4 and 6 Princes Street

A Category C Listed Building in Falkirk, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0008 / 56°0'2"N

Longitude: -3.784 / 3°47'2"W

OS Eastings: 288837

OS Northings: 680084

OS Grid: NS888800

Mapcode National: GBR 1K.TV63

Mapcode Global: WH5QZ.VF8L

Entry Name: 25 and 27 Vicar Street with 4 and 6 Princes Street

Listing Date: 25 June 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396156

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48693

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Falkirk

County: Falkirk

Electoral Ward: Falkirk South

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

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Description

1933, largely reconstructed 2001 after fire. Tall 2-storey and attic, mock half-timbered tea-room and dwelling with shops at ground, in Elizabethan style, on dominant corner site. Whitewashed ashlar at ground with decorative black and white mock half-timbering above; some stugged ashlar dressings. Base course, jettied attic floor and gableheads. Hoodmoulded Tudor-arched doors. Stone mullion at ground, timber transoms and mullions elsewhere.

SW (CORNER) ELEVATION: single bay, broad-gabled elevation with canted outer angles; broad door at ground with large '25' over hoodmould, 8-light transomed window at 1st floor, windowhead flanked by stone-corbelled brackets giving way to jettied attic with 4-light window.

W (VICAR STREET) ELEVATION: deep-set pilastered shop doorway to centre at ground (detail obscured by later timber signs) with metal-framed display windows in flanking bays, each window with etched panel set into multi-pane toplight. 2 asymmetrically-disposed bays above, that to left with 12-light transomed window giving way to 4-light window in gablehead, and that to right with single transomed window below tiny single window. Irregular terrace adjoining at outer left.

S (PRINCES STREET) ELEVATION: largely symmetrical, 5-bay elevation. In-canted shop door to centre at ground flanked by narrow display windows and broad display windows beyond, each window with top-light and left window with centre astragal; deep-set boarded timber door with decorative ironwork hinges to outer right and hoodmoulded bipartite window to outer left. 2 dominant gabled bays above, each with 8-light transomed window at 1st floor and 4-light window in gablehead; penultimate bay to right with single narrow transomed window below small window, and each outer bay with narrow 4-light transomed window at 1st floor and small 2-light window above. Irregular terrace adjoining at outer right.

Multi-pane leaded glazing patterns in timber casement and pivot windows; 1st floor top lights coloured. Red tiles.

Overhanging eaves, plain bargeboarding and small timber gablehead finials.

INTERIOR: Princes Street shop modern. Other properties closed at resurvey (2002).

Statement of Interest

Princes Street was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1933 at which time this building was known as the 'Tudor House'. The 2001 fire caused considerable damage necessitating replacement of the roof and interiors.

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