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Kensington Tower, Victoria Circus, 6B, 6, 6A, Dowanhill, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.879 / 55°52'44"N

Longitude: -4.301 / 4°18'3"W

OS Eastings: 256151

OS Northings: 667489

OS Grid: NS561674

Mapcode National: GBR 09D.68

Mapcode Global: WH3P1.XH2F

Plus Code: 9C7QVMHX+JH

Entry Name: Kensington Tower, Victoria Circus, 6B, 6, 6A, Dowanhill, Glasgow

Listing Name: 6, 6A and 6B Victoria Circus, (Kensington Tower), with Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 28 July 1987

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375307

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32593

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Partick East/Kelvindale

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Asymmetrical 2-storey Italianate picturesque villa with

companile at SE rising to 4-storeys. Original villa pre-1858

with extensive additions and alterations 1897-1900, 1897

Joseph Cowan, architect; single storey addition to W maids

quarters 1900, George Simpson; 2-storey additions to N and E

and remodelling of some windows. Stepped irregular T-plan

stugged painted ashlar walling with polished ashlar margins

and rusticated quoins.

S elevation 2-bay section with canted 2-storey window to

left; to right, at ground architraved, consoled, corniced

tripartite window, 2 architraved windows above. Elevation

stepped back to E with porch heightened to 2-storeys in 1900

to provide extra bathroom. Recessed timber panelled art

nouveau door. 4-storey campanile in re-entrant angle with

tall arched window to ground with consoled hood-mould. Narrow architraved lights to 1st and 2nd floors; 3rd floor, to all

elevations, paired round arched lights divided by columnar

mullion. Set back at extreme right, 2-storey 3-bay block with

tripartite windows, an addition of 1900.

N elevation partly remodelled in 1900; 5-light billiard room

window. To right advanced gabled bay with 3 arched windows

with continuous archivolt, divided by pilasters. To W single

storey addition of 1897; to 1st floor, canted oriel window.

Sash windows, plate glass glazing. Wide timber bracketted

eaves, elaborated at tower. Slate roofs; weathervane to


Stugged ashlar boundary wall with coping tall square corniced

ashlar gatepiers with chamfered arrises.

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