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252-284 (Even Nos) High Street and 1-5 (Odd Nos) Duke Street (Bell O'the Brae Tenements)

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8606 / 55°51'37"N

Longitude: -4.2389 / 4°14'19"W

OS Eastings: 259971

OS Northings: 665307

OS Grid: NS599653

Mapcode National: GBR 0PL.TW

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.VYNL

Entry Name: 252-284 (Even Nos) High Street and 1-5 (Odd Nos) Duke Street (Bell O'the Brae Tenements)

Listing Date: 4 September 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375595

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32724

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Dennistoun

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

Detailed similarly to quadrant opposite, also with

J Carrick style gable heads. A uniform green paint links

the shop fronts.

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