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High Street Glasgow Cross the Tolbooth Steeple

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8568 / 55°51'24"N

Longitude: -4.2436 / 4°14'37"W

OS Eastings: 259659

OS Northings: 664901

OS Grid: NS596649

Mapcode National: GBR 0NN.V7

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.S1DX

Entry Name: High Street Glasgow Cross the Tolbooth Steeple

Listing Date: 6 July 1966

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375577

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32717

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Tall early 17th century tower, only surviving fragment of
Glasgow's Tolbooth, built 1626-1634 by John Boyd, architect and
Master of Works. The Tolbooth was demolished in 1921. Seven
stage square tower with open crown spire, ashlar built with
raised buckle-quoins. Moulded string courses between
stages. The steeple fomerly adjoined the Tolbooth at the W.
Roll-moulded and architraved doors to ground are 20th century
work. To each face, except that to W, to upper stages,
roll-moulded windows with decorative strapwork pediments.
7th stage with square clock faces. Corbelled parapet with
projecting square section bartizans. From these rise
flying buttresses supporting crown steeple with gilded
weathervane.

Statement of Interest

MacKechnie's article suggests the use of the buckle quoin can

be linked to a court style of the early 17th century and the

work of James Murray and William Wallace.

De-scheduled 25 August 1998.

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