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42 Miller Street

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8587 / 55°51'31"N

Longitude: -4.2509 / 4°15'3"W

OS Eastings: 259212

OS Northings: 665125

OS Grid: NS592651

Mapcode National: GBR 0MM.CK

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.N0ZG

Entry Name: 42 Miller Street

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375655

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32760

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

John Craig, wright, 1775; restored by McGurn, Logan, Duncan & Opfer, 1994-5. Simplified Palladian 2-storey and attic, 5-bay town house. Ashlar front with base course, rusticated quoins and modillion cornice, rubble side elevation, harled rear. 3 central bays slightly advanced, with pediment bearing oculus. Fluted Corinthian pilasters to pedimented doorpiece. Short flight of steps to panelled 2-leaf doors set in cavetto reveals. All windows in architraves, ground floor corniced. 12-pane glazing pattern to timber sash and case windows. Basement windows flanking centre bay with cage grills. Grey slate roof with cast-iron rooflights. Corniced ashlar gablehead stacks. Decorative urns to pediment and quoins.

Passage to Virginia Court at left listed separately. Projecting piend-roofed stairtower off-centre right at rear.

Statement of Interest

Important surviving example of 18th century mansions which graced the Merchant City. The pediment was possibly intended for sculptural adornment. Built by Craig for himself. The restoration initiated by the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust saw the removal of paint from the masonry, and the late 19th century mansard and plate glass windows replaced with more original forms. It is now known as The Tobacco Merchants House.

Upgraded B to A November 1992.

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