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21, 23, 25, Baker Street

A Category C Listed Building in Stirling, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.119 / 56°7'8"N

Longitude: -3.9393 / 3°56'21"W

OS Eastings: 279523

OS Northings: 693503

OS Grid: NS795935

Mapcode National: GBR 1C.LGZ3

Mapcode Global: WH4P6.GGCF

Entry Name: 21, 23, 25, Baker Street

Listing Date: 23 February 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397785

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49656

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stirling

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Stirling North

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

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Description

Tall red ashlar sandstone tenement block of 4 storeys including ground floor shops. Possibly by McLuckie & Walker, Stirling architects, 1899/1901, showing some Art Nouveau influence. Regular fenestration arranged in 3-bays; mullioned windows to outer bays (advanced at 3rd floor with curvilinear and carved stone detail). 4 windows to central bay, some transomed and mullioned, bay advanced at 2nd and 3rd floor. 2 central corniced wallhead stacks with circular clay cans; flanking scalloped wallheads with decorative railings. Moulded window surrounds and corniced cill and string courses.

Some original glazing remains including plate glass timber sash and case windows, some with multi-paned upper sashes. Some uPVC and top-hung modern replacement windows. Modern shop windows, central tenement entrance door with curved hoodmould and fanlight; continuous cornice above. Brick to rear and side elevations; advanced stair tower to rear with modern addition to roof; gable stacks.

Statement of Interest

This block is very similar to 32 Spittal Street, by McLuckie & Walker, which abuts to the rear; alike in terms of the use of red sandstone and detailing including heavy string courses, scalloped wallheads and wallhead stacks and also in scale, making these buildings stand apart from their neighbours in both Spittal and Baker Street. 21-25 Baker Street is little altered from the Dean of Guild drawings, apart from changes to the shop fascias, a central glazed section between the 2 chimney stacks which was designed to have a red-tiled conical roof surmounted by a ball finial (an early 20th century photograph held by Stirling Council shows this in situ, this was also intended but perhaps removed or never realised for 32 Spittal Street). Plans show that both block were built with flat roofs used for drying greens and with wash houses. Access to interior was not gained at time of survey (2004).

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