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Latitude: 55.8776 / 55°52'39"N
Longitude: -4.3014 / 4°18'4"W
OS Eastings: 256122
OS Northings: 667333
OS Grid: NS561673
Mapcode National: GBR 09D.4S
Mapcode Global: WH3P1.WJWH
Entry Name: 2 Prince Albert Road, (Holmhurst)
Listing Date: 7 September 1983
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 375246
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32572
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Partick East/Kelvindale
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Circa 1865. Square plan 2-storey Italianate villa with attics
and basement aligned with entrance elevation to E and main
elevation to S. Low addition to N and studio wing probably by
David MacSkimming, circa 1894. Droved ashlar, polished base
course to ground floor cills; all margins and quoins
S elevation; 3-bay. At ground, outer bays with canted
windows, corniced and with plain parapet over. At centre,
single light sash with pilastered reveals. At 1st floor all
windows round arched in recessed rectangular panels. Above
bay windows, in groups of 3 with pilastered reveals and
mullions supporting moulded archivolt; centre bay with single
window, similarly detailed. Sash windows, plate glass
glazing. Continuous band course over ground, moulded strings
at cills; band course over 1st. Deeply projecting and swept
eaves. Shallow gabled dormer-heads, (modern glazing) with
decorative barge-boards breaking wallhead. Moulded deep apron
E elevation, 3-bay witgh projecting single-storey addition
with piended roof to N and 5-light canted bay window facing
At centre bay, steps to projecting single storey porch.
Ashlar balustrade with piers to steps with cast-iron
Corinthian column and decorative brackets supporting later
timber-roofed canopy over steps. Round-headed pilastered
doorpiece. Double leaf panelled door, glazed fanlight. To
left, round-headed window to ground, corbelled canted oriel
above. Otherwise windows and dormers detailed as at S.
Corniced stacks; piended slate roof.
To N single storey and basement studio wing. 5 E facing plate
glass lights to raised ground floor. Deeply recessed
lintelled basement opening.
Interior: classical detailing; cast-iron stair balusters,
stair window with 3 leaded lights above low relief roundel.
Good ceiling plasterwork in ground floor rooms and hall,
front rooms linked by wooden panelled and pedimented screen.
Square ashlar gatepiers with pyramidal caps, Low droved
ashlar wall with polished coping.
Plan of 1894 shows proposed Studio addition by David
MacSkimming for Paul Rottenburg (photographer) but differs
from present rear wing. Plan in SR Archives; D of G 1/3220.
Stair roundel copy of Thorwaldsen original in Chatsworth.
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