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52 Parson Street, St Mungo's Retreat with Retaining Walls, Piers, Gates and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8656 / 55°51'56"N

Longitude: -4.2376 / 4°14'15"W

OS Eastings: 260071

OS Northings: 665871

OS Grid: NS600658

Mapcode National: GBR 0QK.22

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.WT9P

Entry Name: 52 Parson Street, St Mungo's Retreat with Retaining Walls, Piers, Gates and Railings

Listing Date: 4 September 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375744

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32813

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Osmund Cooke, 1890-92. Gothic residential building, of 3
storeys and attic; rectangular plan. Squared and
coursed bull-faced rubble with ashlar dressings, base
and cill courses, cornice and parapet; chamfered
reveals, ashlar mullions and transoms.
S ELEVATION: 6 asymmetrical bays. Pointed-arch column-
flanked doorway at centre with hoodmould and carved
keystone corbel supporting pedestal for intended statue;
fanlight bearing gilded St Mungo's Retreat. Bipartites
throughout mainly paired, mullioned and transomed ground
and 2nd floors. Hoodmoulded pointed arch also 1st floor
with oculus in each apex. Full-height canted bay to
outer right, of 4 bipartite each floor lights and with
decoratively finialled polygonal piend roof. Parapet
indented with square panels forming frieze, each inset
with variously carved ornate terracotta tiles. Gabled
dormer at centre, with pointed arch bipartite window,
marked by granite columns and small cartouche in apex
above; gabled skewputts and foliate finial.
E ELEVATION: harled; formerly adjoining building to E
now demolished. Cross finial to rear gable.
Plate-glass sash and case windows with diamond lead-
paning above transoms. Grey slate roofs, off-set apex
stacks with neck bands detailed as parapet and with
pie-edge coping. Decorative terracotta ridge tiles.
Original decorative gutter fittings retained.
RETAINING WALL, PIERS, GATE AND RAILINGS: ashlar coped
retaining walls; ashlar gatepiers with gablet coping;
decorative cast-iron railings and gates.

Statement of Interest

Adjoined at W by St Mungo's Roman Catholic church. Style

derived from High Victorian Gothic.

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