Scotland's Post WWII Category A Listed Buildings

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Introduction

This article was prompted by a BBC News Scotland web article about the same subject which was published online LinkExternal link in February 2017 and which used several photographs from the Geograph database. The works of several fellow-geographers were included in the BBC article and their featured photographs are included below.

The intention is to include at least one photo of each of these buildings in this article, either from the existing Geograph database, or by taking new photos where none exist.

Listed Building Criteria Used In Scotland

Listed Building categories used in Scotland are different from those used elsewhere in the UK. The table below describes the categories used in Scotland and provides a rough guide to the equivalent categories/grades used elsewhere in the UK.

CategoryCriteriaEngland & Wales EquivalentNorthern Ireland Equivalent
ABuildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic, or fine little-altered examples of some particular period, style or building type.Grade IGrade A
BBuildings of regional or more than local importance, or major examples of some particular period, style or building type which may have been altered.Grade II*Grade B+
CBuildings of local importance, lesser examples of any period, style, or building type, as originally constructed or moderately altered; and simple traditional buildings which group well with others in categories A and B.Grade IIGrade B1 & B2


The list is maintained by Historic Environment Scotland (formerly Historic Scotland) and all of the Listed Buildings, as well as many other interesting but non-listed buildings, can be found on their web site. The HES web site has a very useful interactive map which helps identify the location of Listed Buildings and which provides links to information about them.

Historic Environment Scotland web site LinkExternal link .

The List Of Category A Listed Buildings In Scotland

The list was taken from the BBC News article. Some titles have been shortened to better fit the standard Geograph article format.

At the time of writing in February 2017, the 50th and 51st buildings had just been added to the list by Historic Environment Scotland.

1. University of Glasgow, Chemistry Building

NS5666 : Joseph Black Building, University of Glasgow by Thomas Nugent
Part of the Joseph Black Chemistry Department buildings on University Place, viewed from University Avenue. Category A Listed LinkExternal link .
by Thomas Nugent
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NS5666 : Joseph Black Building, University of Glasgow by Thomas Nugent NS5666 : Joseph Black Building, University of Glasgow by Thomas Nugent NS5666 : Joseph Black Building, University of Glasgow by Richard Sutcliffe NS5666 : Joseph Black Building, University of Glasgow by Thomas Nugent NS5666 : Joseph Black Building, University of Glasgow by Thomas Nugent NS5666 : Joseph Black Building, University of Glasgow by Thomas Nugent

2. Easterheughs, Aberdour

3. Holy Family RC Church, Port Glasgow

NS3473 : Holy family RC Church & parochial house by Thomas Nugent
An imposing building on Parkhill Avenue. Designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia, built c.1958.

One of only 51 post WWII Category A Listed buildings in Scotland LinkExternal link .
by Thomas Nugent


NS3373 : Holy Family RC Church by Thomas Nugent NS3473 : Holy Family RC Church by Thomas Nugent NS3473 : Holy Family RC Church and Parochial House by Thomas Nugent NS3373 : Holy Family Church by Thomas Nugent NS3473 : Holy Family RC Church by Thomas Nugent NS3473 : Holy Family RC Church by Thomas Nugent

4. Tummel Garry Hydro Electric Scheme


NN9357 : Pitlochry Dam by Andrew Abbott NN9357 : Pitlochry dam and power station by Jim Barton NN9357 : Pitlochry Power Station & Dam by Paul Hookway NN9357 : Pitlochry hydro electric power station and dam by Richard Hoare NN9357 : Pitlochry Dam by Jonathan Billinger NN9357 : Pitlochry dam and power station by Andrew Abbott

5. Clunie Power Station

NN9159 : Hydro-electric power station by James Allan
Clunie power station, north of Pitlochry, seen from the hills west of Killiecrankie.
by James Allan


NN9159 : Clunie Arch by Dr Richard Murray NN9159 : Clunie Power Station by Gordon Hatton NN9159 : Clunie power station by Russel Wills NN9159 : Tummel Hydroelectric Power Station. by Peter Ward NN9159 : Entrance to Clunie Power Station by Iain Macaulay NN9159 : Clunie Power Station by Robert Struthers

6. Notre Dame High School, Glasgow

NS5667 : Notre Dame High School by Thomas Nugent
The main door is surrounded by carved panels which depict the arts and sciences as well as Christian symbols.
by Thomas Nugent
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NS5667 : Notre Dame High School by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : Notre Dame High School by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : Notre Dame High School by Tom Morrison NS5667 : Notre Dame High School by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : Notre Dame High School by Thomas Nugent NS5667 : Notre Dame High School by Thomas Nugent

7. The Robin Chapel, Edinburgh

NT2971 : The Robin Chapel by M J Richardson
Seen from Queens Walk, with some of the Thistle Foundation houses around.
by M J Richardson
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NT2971 : The Robin Chapel, Craigmillar by M J Richardson NT2971 : The Robin Chapel by M J Richardson NT2971 : The Robin Chapel by M J Richardson NT2971 : The Robin Chapel and Thistle Foundation by M J Richardson NT2971 : The Robin Chapel by M J Richardson

8. Sloy Power Station, Arrochar

NN3209 : Sloy Hydroelectric Power Station by G Laird
At Inveruglas on the A82.
by G Laird


NN3209 : Sloy Power Station by Robert Struthers NN3209 : Sloy Power Station by Paul Hookway NN3209 : Sloy Power Station by Alpin Stewart NN3209 : Sloy Power Station, Inveruglas by Stephen Sweeney NN3209 : The Rear Of Sloy Hydro Electric Power Station by James T M Towill NN3209 : Sloy Hydro Electric Power Station Relief Valve Gates by James T M Towill

9. Spean Bridge, Commando Memorial

NN2082 : Commando Memorial by Brian Jorgensen
Beautiful setting for a memorial.
by Brian Jorgensen


NN2082 : Commando Memorial, Ben Nevis and Aonach Mòr by David Dixon NN2082 : The Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge by David Dixon NN2082 : Commando Memorial by Stephen McKay NN2082 : Rainbow Warriors - Commando Memorial, Spean Bridge by Mike Searle NN2082 : Commando Memorial Spean Bridge by Keith Evans NN2082 : The Commando Memorial by John Lucas

10. HMSO, Sighthill, Edinburgh

NT1871 : 11 Bankhead Broadway, Sighthill Industrial Estate by M J Richardson
The eastern elevation, viewed from the entrance from Bankhead Broadway.
by M J Richardson
Shared Description


NT1871 : 11 Bankhead Broadway, Sighthill Industrial Estate by M J Richardson NT1871 : 11 Bankhead Broadway, Sighthill Industrial Estate by M J Richardson NT1871 : 11 Bankhead Broadway, Sighthill Industrial Estate by M J Richardson NT1871 : 11 Bankhead Broadway, Sighthill Industrial Estate by M J Richardson NT1871 : 11 Bankhead Broadway, Sighthill Industrial Estate by M J Richardson

11. St Laurence's RC Church, Greenock

NS2875 : St Laurence's RC Church by Thomas Nugent
On Kilmacolm Road at Belville Street LinkExternal link . A Category A Listed building LinkExternal link by Gillespie, Kidd and Coia.
by Thomas Nugent


NS2875 : St Laurence's RC Church by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : St Laurence's RC Church by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : St Laurence's RC Church by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : St Laurence's RC Church by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : St Laurence's RC Church by Thomas Nugent NS2875 : St Laurence's RC Church by Thomas Nugent

12. Crombie Halls, Aberdeen

NJ9308 : Crombie Halls of Residence, University of Aberdeen I by Bill Harrison
Astonishingly (to me), this is A-listed: LinkExternal link . It was perhaps state-of-the-art in the 1950s (and designed and built just a few years after the end of the "granite age" in Aberdeen: LinkExternal link ), but it all now looks horribly dated, especially the interior...
by Bill Harrison


NJ9308 : Crombie Halls of Residence, University of Aberdeen III by Bill Harrison NJ9308 : Crombie Halls of Residence, University of Aberdeen II by Bill Harrison NJ9308 : Dining room, Crombie Halls, University of Aberdeen by Bill Harrison

13. Our Lady and St Francis School, Glasgow

NS5964 : Former Our Lady & St Francis Secondary School by Thomas Nugent
A Category A Listed building LinkExternal link , Le Corbusier-inspired LinkExternal link design by Jack Coia in 1963.

See also NS5964 : Former Our Lady & St Francis Secondary School.

One of only 51 Post WWII Category A Listed buildings in Scotland LinkExternal link .
by Thomas Nugent


NS5964 : Former Our Lady & St Francis Secondary School by Thomas Nugent NS5964 : Former Our Lady & St Francis Secondary School by Thomas Nugent NS5964 : Former Our Lady & St Francis Secondary School by Thomas Nugent NS5964 : Former Our Lady & St Francis Secondary School by Thomas Nugent NS5964 : Former Our Lady & St Francis Secondary School by Thomas Nugent NS5964 : Former Our Lady & St Francis Secondary School by Thomas Nugent

14. St Paul's RC Church, Glenrothes


15. High Sunderland, Galashiels

16. Pollock Halls, Uni of Edinburgh

NT2672 : City race , Pollock Halls by Richard Webb
Orienteering in Edinburgh. Nearing the finish at Pollock Halls, the University of Edinburgh halls of residence under Arthur's Seat.
by Richard Webb


NT2772 : Looking southwest from Holyrood Park by M J Richardson NT2772 : Pollock Halls, Edinburgh University by M J Richardson

17. Forth Road Bridge

NT1278 : Forth Road Bridge by G Laird
Opened in 1964 to replace the ferry which used to cross the Firth of Forth only about 100 yards west of the Forth Railway Bridge.
by G Laird


NT1278 : Forth Bridges from Bo'ness Road lay-by, 1965 by Robin Webster NT1279 : Firth of Forth, The Forth Road Bridge by David Dixon NT1279 : Forth Road Bridge by Anthony Foster NT1279 : Forth Road Bridge by Callum Black NT1279 : The Forth Road Bridge from North Queensferry by kim traynor NT1279 : Forth Road Bridge by Andrew Smith

18. St Columba's Parish Church, Glenrothes

19. St Peter's Seminary, Cardross

NS3578 : St Peter's Seminary, Kilmahew by GaryReggae
This amazing structure is hidden in the otherwise unassuming woods just North-East of Cardross. It was designed in the 1960s by Gillespie, Kidd and Coia as a training centre for Priests, however it was closed after only a few years of service and just left to rot. Unfortunately, it has been heavily vandalised although there is some hope as it is Grade A listed.
by GaryReggae


NS3578 : St Peter's Seminary by Jim Seymour NS3578 : St Peter's Seminary, Cardross by Lairich Rig NS3578 : Interior of St Peter's Seminary by Mark Nightingale NS3578 : St Peter's Seminary, Cardross by Lairich Rig

20. Ben Cruachan Hydro Electric Scheme

21. David Hume Tower, Uni of Edinburgh

NT2572 : David Hume Tower by Graeme Yuill
David Hume Tower with Adam Ferguson Building to left seen from Buccleuch Place
by Graeme Yuill


NT2572 : David Hume Tower by Graeme Yuill NT2573 : George Heriot's and the Old Infirmary from Edinburgh Castle by kim traynor NT2572 : Edinburgh University, George Square by M J Richardson NT2572 : University Buildings on Buccleuch Place by M J Richardson NT2572 : University of Edinburgh Business School by John Allan NT2572 : Meadow Lane by kim traynor

22. St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Falkirk

NS8680 : St Mary of the Angels by Lesley O'Hare
Gillepsie, Kidd and Coia early 1960's ecclesiastical architecture
by Lesley O'Hare


23. Scottish Widows, 9-10 St Andrew Sq, Edinburgh

NT2574 : St Andrew Square, West Side by Stephen Sweeney
Looking to South St David Street.
by Stephen Sweeney


24. Dollan Aqua Centre, East Kilbride

NS6354 : Dollan Aqua Baths by Ross Watson
Dollan Aqua Baths on Town Centre Park, now re-opened after modernization.
by Ross Watson


25. St Bride's, East Kilbride

NS6454 : St Bride's Church, East Kilbride by Willie Mair
The rising summer sun emphasises the designs on the wall. These are not obvious at other times of day.
by Willie Mair


NS6454 : St Bride's Church, East Kilbride by Elliott Simpson

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