History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Stirling's Library, 48-54 Miller Street, Glasgow

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 55.8589 / 55°51'31"N

Longitude: -4.2508 / 4°15'3"W

OS Eastings: 259215

OS Northings: 665143

OS Grid: NS592651

Mapcode National: GBR 0MM.CH

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.NZZX

Plus Code: 9C7QVP5X+GM

Entry Name: Stirling's Library, 48-54 Miller Street, Glasgow

Listing Name: 48-54 (Even Nos) Miller Street, (Formerly Stirling's Library)

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375656

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32761

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Tagged with: Library Building

Find accommodation in


James Smith, 1863-5, completed after his death by Melvin and Leiper. 3-storey, 7-bay astylar facade to library, in Italian Renaissance design. Cream ashlar with deeply channelled pilasters and outer bays at ground. Wide semi-circular keystoned arches in outer bays (pend at N

door with shafted entrance at S), central door and 4 flanking windows, semi-circular, keystoned heads and moulded architraves. Pilastered and bracketted corniced 1st floor windows. Lugged rectangular blind panels in 2nd floor. Entablature over each floor. Main modillion cornice. Scrolled consoles support wallhead stack at centre, with decorative carving. S return, snecked rubble, by pend leading to Virginia


REAR: projecting bay to S; 5 remaining bays with stair window flanked by windows at ground and 1st floor. Plate-glass glazing to sash and case windows; small-pane at rear.

INTERIOR: library at upper level, galleried with coved ceiling and top lights, all original fittings including bookcases.

Statement of Interest

Drawings by J Moyr Smith, supervised by Smith. The fittings were by Melvin and Leiper. Stirlings' Library is now housed in the former Royal Exchange, and the earlier building converted to offices, but the Library

hall remains intact.

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.