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40 George Square, Millennium (Formerly North British) Hotel

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8618 / 55°51'42"N

Longitude: -4.2502 / 4°15'0"W

OS Eastings: 259265

OS Northings: 665469

OS Grid: NS592654

Mapcode National: GBR 0ML.HG

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.PX9N

Entry Name: 40 George Square, Millennium (Formerly North British) Hotel

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375548

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32690

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Circa 1807-18. Classical terrace (originally domestic), with porches and balcony added circa 1850, and top floor and mansard attic by James Thomson, (of Baird and Thomson) 1903-5. Regrettable conservatory added circa 1986. Rendered and lined, with painted rustication at ground floor. Symmetrical 21-bay to George Square (3-4-7-4-3), 4-storey, basement and attic. Centre bays slightly advanced, with round-arched

entrances set in segmental doorpieces in outer bays of central group; pierced balcony bridging between pediments. Modern conservatory spanning 15 bays at centre, breaking for entrance

flights of steps. 3 architraved and pedimented windows to

centre at 1st floor, flanked by 2 round-arched panels each

side, with plain windows. Original cornice retained below

architraved attic windows, centre 3 flanked by pilasters and

breaking balustrade at centre in round-arched panel with

initialled roundel. Outer bays with giant fluted composite

pilasters retained from original design, with pedimented and

architraved 1st floor windows and paterae frieze below

mutule cornice; eaves balustrade. Pedimented dormer windows

in slate mansard.

NORTH HANOVER STREET ELEVATION: 5-bay on incline. 3 left bays

with Ionic doorpiece at centre and paired windows above, the

left blind. 2 windows at ground altered to bipartite.

REAR ELEVATION asymmetrical, with projecting rectangular stair

blocks off-centre to left and to right.

Plate glass sash and case windows, some with marginal glazing.

Panelled stacks with moulded coping.

Statement of Interest

Incorporated in the later additions and alterations to the

hotel, are the remaining vestiges of the Georgian terrace

such as once bounded the Square. The North British Railway

Company which ran from Queen Street Station, commissioned the

additions of a 1903-5, though the buildings had first been

tailored for hotel purposes in 1855.

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