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Northbank House, 5 Kensington Road, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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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

Plus Code: 9C7QVMHX+PF

Entry Name: Northbank House, 5 Kensington Road, Glasgow

Listing 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

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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
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
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


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