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61-65 (Odd Nos) Glassford Street

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8589 / 55°51'32"N

Longitude: -4.2491 / 4°14'56"W

OS Eastings: 259322

OS Northings: 665146

OS Grid: NS593651

Mapcode National: GBR 0MM.QH

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.PZSV

Entry Name: 61-65 (Odd Nos) Glassford Street

Listing Date: 4 September 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375570

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32712

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Robertson and Dobbie, dated 1908. Glasgow-style warehouse of 5

bays to Glassford Street, 4 bays to Wilson Street. Red sandstone

ashlar, with polished granite base course to shop fronts and

main entrance. Modillion cornice above shopfronts and cill

course to 4th floor. Square piercing to ashlar parapet.

GLASSFORD STREET ELEVATION: round arched, keystoned doorway

with cavetto moulded surround at centre; keystone supporting

canted oriel with stone transoms at 1st floor, culminating in

cornice with decorative cast bronze balcony railings, flanked

by corbelled cornice to pilasters flanking centre bay between

ground and 1st floor, 2-leaf, arched panelled doors,

inner small-pane and saloon doors, with pediment detail;

segmentally arched window at centre of 2nd floor, again with

keystone, supporting cill of segmental hood of 3rd floor window,

again with keystone. Piers flanking dated panel on parapet of

centre bay. Bowed cills, corbelled to 2nd floor windows.

Initialled (WFC) cartouche above ground floor on angle with

Wilson Street; angle swept into wall-pane above 1st floor;

and with water-spouts at base of jettied Mackintosh-style,

polygonal tourelle breaking eaves at 4th floor.

WILSON STREET ELEVATION: round arched, keystoned entrance

to outer left; stepped stair windows in bays above; bowed

corbelled cills with segmental hoods to 2nd floor windows

to right and left of centre.

Plate-glass lower and 2-pane upper sashes to windows. Decorative wrought-iron gate and overthrow to Wilson Street elevation.

INTERIOR: remodelled T M Millar, 1965. Glasgow Style timber

balustrade to stair at ground. Modern lift inserted at

centre of original stairwell.

Statement of Interest

Cast bronze work follows J J Burnet's use of the medium,

and was echoed by H E Clifford on 32-44 Queen Street.

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