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18 Blackfriars Street, the Babbity Bowster

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8586 / 55°51'31"N

Longitude: -4.2428 / 4°14'34"W

OS Eastings: 259718

OS Northings: 665100

OS Grid: NS597651

Mapcode National: GBR 0PM.0L

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.S0TJ

Entry Name: 18 Blackfriars Street, the Babbity Bowster

Listing Date: 4 September 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375446

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32625

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Probably the work of Robert and John Adam, built circa
1790, restored 1984-6. 3-storey 5-bay pedimented house
now (1988) Public House. In 1984 the 2nd floor and
pediment were rebuilt and the whole building refurbished.
Polished painted ashlar frontage.
To ground, tripartite doorpiece with engaged Tuscan
columns supporting entablature and balustraded parapet.
Full-height shop windows with small pane glazing flanked
by panelled pilasters.
To 1st and 2nd, blind window to centre bay flanked by 2
single lights, all sash and case with 12-pane glazing.
Band course over ground and at 1st and 2nd floor cills.
Simple pediment with central blind oculus.

Statement of Interest

Pediment and 2nd floor reinstated by Nick Groves-Raines and

Tom Laurie Associates 1984-6. Formerly included No 16,

this street number does not exist.

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