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2 Prince Albert Road, (Holmhurst)

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375246

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32572

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Partick East/Kelvindale

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

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
polished.
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
panels.
E elevation, 3-bay witgh projecting single-storey addition
with piended roof to N and 5-light canted bay window facing
E.
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.

Statement of Interest

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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