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266-268 Clyde Street, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.8561 / 55°51'21"N

Longitude: -4.2555 / 4°15'19"W

OS Eastings: 258915

OS Northings: 664842

OS Grid: NS589648

Mapcode National: GBR 0LN.FH

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.L2SH

Plus Code: 9C7QVP4V+CR

Entry Name: 266-268 Clyde Street, Glasgow

Listing Name: 266-268 Clyde Street

Listing Date: 4 September 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375526

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32671

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Circa 1860, Classical 7-bay, 3-storey and attic shop and
office block, with interior alterations, 1901, and given
new shop fronts, 2 additional upper storeys, and further
adjustments to interior, probably J J Burnet, circa 1920.
Cream sandstone ashlar; squared and snecked sandstone
to sides and rear, with brick additions (1920).
Channelled ashlar at ground to S elevation, impost
courses, dentil cornices and moulded keystones.
S ELEVATION: broad depressed archway at centre with
Arbroath stone steps to vestibule; recessed modern
doorway. Tripartite shop fronts in flanking bays, circa
1920, in mirrored form, with channelled pilasters
retained; top-hopper upper windows and fanlights;
cornice above ground floor. Giant pilasters flanking
centre bay at 1st and 2nd floor with windows in raised
panel; round-arched keystoned windows to each floor
(pilastered to bays flanking centre); dentil cornice to
1st, with entablature at 2nd. Paterae detail between each
window. Former attic floor serving as plinth for 2 later
floors above; architraved window at centre, 3 windows
flanking each side with pilasters dividing. 2 top floors
with giant pilasters again flanking centre bay, regular
fenestration with tall windows in penultimate storey.
Cornice and parapet with wallhead stacks flanking centre
N (FOX STREET) ELEVATION: 2 stair window bays at centre,
surmounted by water tank. Evidence of former additions
at ground. Near-regular fenestration in remaining bays
with bipartites to outer left.
Tenements adjoined to E and W.
PLate glass sash and case windows and metal casements to
later work. Wrought-iron geometric window guards to top
floor. Wallhead and gablehead stacks.

Statement of Interest

The style of the original property bears resemblance to

work by J T Rochead or Charles Wilson. The Dean of Guild

plans by J J Burnet of 1903 (1/9688), were probably never

realised, (for example, they include a mansard roof),

but the "top hamper" effect suggests that he almost

certainly provided the subsequent design in the present form,

after World War I.

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