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190 Trongate and 2-4 (Even Nos) Glassford Street

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8576 / 55°51'27"N

Longitude: -4.249 / 4°14'56"W

OS Eastings: 259326

OS Northings: 664999

OS Grid: NS593649

Mapcode National: GBR 0MM.RY

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.P1V9

Entry Name: 190 Trongate and 2-4 (Even Nos) Glassford Street

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375714

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32789

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

T P Marwick (Edinburgh) with W Birnie Rhind, sculptor,
1903. Mixed renaissance style, for National Bank.
4-storey and attic, commercial building, 4 bays to
Glassford Street, 3 bays to the Trongate plean ashlar,
with polished granite base course and columns.
Channelled ground floor with rounded arrises, banded
above.
GLASSFORD STREET ELEVATION: 3 round-arched bays at
ground to centre and right; off-centre Roman Doric
columned doorpiece set in central arch, with semi-
circular carved panel above, flanked by 2 similarly
headed windows. Smaller architraved and keystoned door in
N bay with small stair windows in 2 storeys above.
Modillion cornice above ground floor. 3 keystoned and
corniced windows with Gibbs surrounds in 1st and 2nd
floors. Corbelled corner turrets rising through 3rd
floor and attic and capped with finialled domes.
Corbelled, Ionic engaged columns divide 3rd floor
windows, modillioned main cornice with elaborate, 3-
stage, aediculed, wallhead gable above with sculpted
figures.
TRONGATE ELEVATION: detailed as Glassford Street without
left-hand door and stair window bay; glazing to 3 arches
at round.
REAR ELEVATION: ashlar with tall panelled stack rising
from 3rd floor. Steep pyramidal roof and wrought-iron
cresting.
Small-pane casement windows. Slated French pyramid
roof with decorative iron ridge railings.
Interior modernised.

Statement of Interest

Built on site of Shawfield Mansion, by Colen Campbell,

1712, destroyed 1793, and bears a plaque commemorating

this fact. Model exhibited at RSA 1902. Builders were

Muir and Son, Glasgow.

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