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445-459 (Odd Nos) Great Western Road and 6 Caledonian Crescent, 1-8 (Inclusive Nos) Caledonian Mansions

A Category A Listed Building in Hillhead, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8749 / 55°52'29"N

Longitude: -4.281 / 4°16'51"W

OS Eastings: 257389

OS Northings: 666993

OS Grid: NS573669

Mapcode National: GBR 0FF.8R

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.6LPK

Entry Name: 445-459 (Odd Nos) Great Western Road and 6 Caledonian Crescent, 1-8 (Inclusive Nos) Caledonian Mansions

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373730

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32200

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Hillhead

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

James Millar, architect; 1897-8. Free Arts and Crafts/ Glasgow Style terrace of tenements with shops at ground; built on steeply sloping site. Polished red ashlar. Elevation to Great Western Road: asymmetrical 3 storeys and attic; irregular bays. Full-height tourelles corbelled out at 1st floor over ogival doorpieces at angles. Doorpieces with flanking "term pilasters" carrying entablature; moulded foliate keystone and spandrel panels. Varied fenestration throughout; near, centre bay emphasised by paired round-arched windows at 1st floor divided by carved pier supporting 2nd floor 3 irregularly placed square oriels supported on stone corbels. Otherwise, single-light or bipartite windows with transom and/or mullion; at 1st floor flanked by incised strip-pilasters. Sash windows; upper part (and attic windows) multi-pane glazing; lower part plate-glass. Heavy string course over ground; cill and lintel strings to upper floors. Attic storey: eaves broken by gables; wall-head piended and round- headed dormers. Tall single stack corbelled from 2nd floor. Axial stacks, slate roofs. Tourelles with deeply over-hanging ogee domes and lead finials. Elevation to East: asymmetrical curved facade. Corbelled balustraded balcony to 1st floor. 2 tall stacks rise from 1st floor to flank 2- storey canted oriel windows with elaborate curvilinear gable above.

Elevation to West: asymmetrical; 3 segmentally arched windows to ground floor with moulded cills. Tall stacks corbelled from 1st floor; round-headed dormers. Rear elevation: raised basement and sub- basement. Projecting 2-storey bays at each end: that to West with shaped gable, that to East balustraded. Symmetrical central elevation with access to upper floors from 1st floor balustraded balcony supported on bold brackets and relieving arches. Varied fenestration; 2 square oriels at 2nd floor with gables rising asymmetrically above. Deep triangular basement area with bull-faced retaining wall.

Statement of Interest

Upgraded B to A 20.5.86

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