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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 375744
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32813
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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.
Adjoined at W by St Mungo's Roman Catholic church. Style
derived from High Victorian Gothic.
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