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235-287 (Odd Nos) High Street, (Bell O'the Brae Tenements)

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8608 / 55°51'39"N

Longitude: -4.239 / 4°14'20"W

OS Eastings: 259963

OS Northings: 665339

OS Grid: NS599653

Mapcode National: GBR 0PL.SS

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.VYLD

Entry Name: 235-287 (Odd Nos) High Street, (Bell O'the Brae Tenements)

Listing Date: 4 September 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375586

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32723

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

William Boston (Burnet and Boston), dated 1901. W side of

2 quadrants of City Improvement Trust tenements, curving

up High Street, with Scottish Renaissance detailing.

4-storey, 1 tenement with attic. Red sandstone ashlar.

2-bay to George Street, 35 to High Street, in 7 stepped

groups of irregularly composed 5-bay tenements, each with

closes at centre, alternating between segmental and pedimented entrances. Shops flanking each close of 3 bays, with inwardly

canted doorways and decoratively pedimented timber doors,

fanlights and metal-framed plate glass shop windows;

pilasters dividing each of 7 tenements, frieze above shops

and consoled cornices above ground; 3rd floor cill course.

Variety of architraved and pedimented 2nd floor windows

and carved panels; canted outer bays to each tenement,

2 full-height above ground with piend roofs, 2 corbelled

to square gablehead at 3rd floor, with gablehead behind

flanked by corbelled canted 3rd floor oriel. Bowed bay to

corner with George Street, jettied on billeted course at

eaves into bowed dormerhead with fluted pilasters. Some stone

mullioned bipartite windows; plate glass sash and case

windows. Slate roofs, attic in mansard to S tenement:

finialled gableheads and piend roofs; wallhead stacks.

Glazed dado tiling retained in several closes. Dated panel

and panel of City crest. Glasgow Style wrought-iron parapets

to canted bays.

ventilator at apex. Windows largely boarded-up.

Statement of Interest

The quadrant opposite was built slightly later by Burnet,

Boston and Carruthers, continuing the form. The gable

designs follow those of J Carrick, from whom the firm

descended. At the time of listing shop fronts were linked with a uniform green paint.

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