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Royal Exchange Square, Royal Bank of Scotland

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8603 / 55°51'36"N

Longitude: -4.2535 / 4°15'12"W

OS Eastings: 259053

OS Northings: 665306

OS Grid: NS590653

Mapcode National: GBR 0LM.T0

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.MYQT

Entry Name: Royal Exchange Square, Royal Bank of Scotland

Listing Date: 6 July 1966

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375779

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32827

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Archibald Elliot, 1827. Band with 7-bay temple-fronted facade to Royal Exchange Square, 4 bays to return sides. Cream ashlar sandstone. Base course and ground floor cill course. Main cornice and coped parapet above full entablature. Pedimented Greek Ionic portico, with fluted

columns set on flight of 9 shallow steps; single row of coffering to soffit. Pilasters at angles and behind outer columns of portico. Tall architraved windows at ground, and doorway at centre, with consoled cornices, additional moulding to cornice of door. Return elevations with advanced outer bays to E, and intercepted on penultimate bays to E by triumphal arches of Royal Exchange Square (listed separately). Ground floor windows to 3 remaining bays and smaller 1st floor windows to each bay. Modern metal-framed windows.

INTERIOR largely and regrettably modernised in both buildings, in late 1960s by Gratton and McLean, but retaining Elliot's coombed ceiling with shell details and gilding above saloon of 1827 design.

Statement of Interest

92-100 Buchanan Street by Charles Wilson, 1850-51, abacking the Royal Exchange building, is listed separately, though the 2 are joined internally. Elliot was responsible for the earlier designs of Royal Exchange Square.

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