History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

5 Kensington Road, Northbank House and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8793 / 55°52'45"N

Longitude: -4.3013 / 4°18'4"W

OS Eastings: 256132

OS Northings: 667518

OS Grid: NS561675

Mapcode National: GBR 09D.45

Mapcode Global: WH3P1.WHX7

Entry Name: 5 Kensington Road, Northbank House and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 1 September 1982

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375070

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32537

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Partick East/Kelvindale

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Find accommodation in
Partick

Description

Mid 19th century. 2-storey villa with attics; lower, 2-storey
addition to E doubling size, 1893, Alexander Skirving
architect. Scottish Jacobean features. Stugged ashlar
coursers with polished dressings, bull-faced low plinth over
slope at N. N elevation (windows mostly mullioned with
hood-moulds): left (1893) range recessed, with crenellated
porch projecting from re-entrant angle; conical-roofed,
round, angle turret at left (mullioned and transomed windows)
rising above eaves. Porch has pointed doorway with moulded
reveals, hood-mould and fanlight; perron with arcaded
balustraded, bull-faced piers and retaining wall; 2
wrought-iron lamps. Range to right has ground floor
tripartite, gabled dormerhead with dummy gun loop over window
above; right bay slightly advanced, 2-storey canted window
below pointed attic light, gable with kneelers.
String at 1st floor cill level. Mostly apex stacks. Slate
roofs. 2-storey canted window on W elevation, and
gambrel-roofed single storey wash house at SE both by
Skirving.
Interior: front ground floor rooms and hall have decorative
plasterwork cornices and ribbed ceilings; carved wooden
chimney pieces in hall and dining room. Fitted, low,
bookshelf cabinets in library incorporating chimneypiece.
Stair has unusual wood-framed balustrade. Modern steel fire
escape from attic to 1st floor. Leaded glass stair and porch
windows.
2 pairs of chamfered, square, gatepiers with shaped pyramidal
caps linked by low retaining wall; all ashlar. Decorative
wrought-iron gates.

Statement of Interest

Additions for James Robertson Blackie. Formerly the French

Institute.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.