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Latitude: 55.8604 / 55°51'37"N
Longitude: -4.2392 / 4°14'21"W
OS Eastings: 259951
OS Northings: 665292
OS Grid: NS599652
Mapcode National: GBR 0PL.RY
Mapcode Global: WH3P2.VYJQ
Plus Code: 9C7QVQ66+58
Entry Name: 252, 254 High Street, Glasgow
Listing Name: 252-284 (Even Nos) High Street and 1-5 (Odd Nos) Duke Street (Bell O'the Brae Tenements)
Listing Date: 4 September 1989
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 375593
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32724
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Dennistoun
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Burnet, Boston and Carruthers, dated 1903. Quadrant of
4-storey tenements curving up High Street; opposite earlier
quadrant listed separately; Scottish Renaissance detailing.
5-bay to Duke Street, gabled, chamfered corner bay and 23
bays to High Street, of 7 stepped tenements. Irregular and
asymmetrical design. Red sandstone ashlar, dividing piers
and pilasters, consoled ground floor cornice; alternating
pedimented and segmental entrances to closes, each flanked
by original shop fronts, metal-framed with plate-glass
and inverted canted doorways, timber pedimented with fanlight.
Variety of pedimented architraved 2nd floor windows; some
canted bays above ground, terminating in gablehead corbelled
to square or flanked by corbelled oriel at eaves. Some stone
mullioned bipartite windows; crowstepped and ashlar coped
skews with onion finials. Wallhead stacks. NW corner with
turret, jettied on billet course at 3rd floor, cone-roofed
with overhanging eaves.
CORNER BAY: advanced ground floor to chamfered bay, with
balustrade and clock set in segmental panel at centre;
bowed bay to recessed gable at 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor,
balustrade, with strapworked panels, one inscribed City
Improvement Trust; bipartite window in gablehead with segmental
pediment and flanked by corbelled, cone-roofed tourelles, ball-finialled.
Balustrade to Duke Street elevation.
Plate-glass sash and case windows; slate roof. Some closes
retaining glazed tiling. Glasgow Style wrought-iron parapets
to canted bays.
Detailed similarly to quadrant opposite, also with
J Carrick style gable heads. A uniform green paint links
the shop fronts.
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