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Crown Tea Rooms, 106-114 Argyle Street, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.8583 / 55°51'29"N

Longitude: -4.254 / 4°15'14"W

OS Eastings: 259018

OS Northings: 665084

OS Grid: NS590650

Mapcode National: GBR 0LM.RQ

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.M0HS

Plus Code: 9C7QVP5W+8C

Entry Name: Crown Tea Rooms, 106-114 Argyle Street, Glasgow

Listing Name: 106-114 (Even Nos) Argyle Street

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375434

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32616

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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18th century tenement, Argyle Street elevation,
remodelled by David Barclay, 1898-99. Currently offices
and shops. 4-storey and attic, 10-bay, asymmetrical.
Harled. Round arched pend off-centre to right; modern
shop fronts flanking. Windows with jamb stops above
cills and below lintels of upper windows; 8th bay from
left blind; smaller windows at 1st floor. Curvilinear
gablehead above 3 penultimate bays to left, with corbelled
timber oriel and decorative cusped barge boarding;
shaped gablehead above 3 bays off-centre to right, with
fleur-de-lys embossed and gablehead stacks. Piended
dormers above outer bays, and 2 decoratively gabled
dormers between gableheads. Louvred tower above
centre, with swept, overhanging eaves and leaded finial
to pyramidal roof.
REAR ELEVATION (TO MORRISON COURT): original 18th century
with some alterations; stair turret to left, with 2 square
windows to court; curvaceous 1898 doorpiece with
intertwined Cs (Cranston); dentil cornice to conical roof
with lead small-pane casement windows. Slate roof.

Statement of Interest

Barclay was commissioned by Miss Cranston in 1897 to

redesign the tenement, with luncheon, tea and games rooms

and a central store for her other properties. The interior

decoration was by George Walton, with details by Mackintosh

1904, mostly destroyed now.

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