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42 Virginia Street

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8585 / 55°51'30"N

Longitude: -4.2497 / 4°14'59"W

OS Eastings: 259284

OS Northings: 665102

OS Grid: NS592651

Mapcode National: GBR 0MM.LM

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.P0JM

Entry Name: 42 Virginia Street

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375725

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32798

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

R G Melvin and W Leiper, 1867. Late Italian Renaissance
palazzo style, 3-storey and basement commercial
building, 7-bay. Painted ashlar, channelled quoins,
moulded plinth; moulded cill course at 1st floor above
guilloched band course; decoratively bracketted main
cornice. Entrance in centre bay with heavily blocked
architrave and consoled canopy with acroteria. Moulded
architraves to round-arched ground floor windows in
flanking bays; Mannerist aedicules to 1st floor
supported on consoles. Moulded architraves to smaller
2nd floor windows. Plate-glass glazing pattern to sash
and case windows. Stugged, painted ashlar to N return
elevation.
Gateway to N by court, in painted ashlar wall, with
coping and classical pilaster to gatepier; wrought-iron
gates.

Statement of Interest

Built for Glasgow Gas Light Company, designed by Melvin.

Facade only listed.

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