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Latitude: 55.875 / 55°52'30"N
Longitude: -4.2811 / 4°16'52"W
OS Eastings: 257380
OS Northings: 667002
OS Grid: NS573670
Mapcode National: GBR 0FF.7Q
Mapcode Global: WH3P2.6LMH
Plus Code: 9C7QVPG9+2H
Entry Name: 453, 455 Great Western Road, Glasgow
Listing Name: 445-459 (Odd Nos) Great Western Road and 6 Caledonian Crescent, 1-8 (Inclusive Nos) Caledonian Mansions
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 373731
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32200
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Hillhead
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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.
Upgraded B to A 20.5.86
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