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Anchor Building, 12, 14, 16 St Vincent Place, Glasgow

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.8613 / 55°51'40"N

Longitude: -4.2523 / 4°15'8"W

OS Eastings: 259133

OS Northings: 665416

OS Grid: NS591654

Mapcode National: GBR 0ML.2M

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.NY91

Plus Code: 9C7QVP6X+G3

Entry Name: Anchor Building, 12, 14, 16 St Vincent Place, Glasgow

Listing Name: 12-16 (Even Nos) St Vincent Place, Anchor Building

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375795

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32839

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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James Miller, 1906-7. Edwardian Renaissance detail, 7-storey
and basement, 7-bay commercial building. Elaborate Carrara
wear, faience facade; brick side and rear. Round-arched
doorway at centre with masque keystone, putti in spandrels
and Ionic columned, segmental porch; large rusticated windows
flanking with Mercury-masque keystones; corniced Ionic porch
in each outer bay with cartouche above. Consoled balcony to
2nd floor with gilded shields; 3 centre bays at 2nd floor
(framed) with channelled pilasters and forming plinth for
tripartite recess of 3rd, 4th and 5th floors, divided by
giant order Ionic columns; dentil cornice; balustraded eaves
gallery with 3 column-framed openings to centre 6th floor
windows. Simplified outer bays.
ANCHOR LANE ELEVATION: 6 irregularly spaced bays, with faience
facing to outer left bay including moulded panel of windows.
Large multi-pane metal-framed windows in remaining bays with
dividing brick bands.
CITIZEN LANE (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular openings with large
windows detailed as Anchor Lane elevation.
Small-pane sash and case windows. Decorative wrought-iron
2-leaf gates and overthrow to main entrance, and railings to
basement recess.
INTERIOR: No 12: entrance hall with fine oak woodwork including
wainscot panelling, and segmental panel with fluted Ionic
columns and cartouches surrounding marble chimneypiece;
exuberant 18th century style plasterwork with wreaths,
modillions and swagged fruit. Interiors of W offices modernised.

Statement of Interest

Built for Henderson Brothers of Anchor Line, hence the

nautical emblems, seaweed an shell details, modelled by H H

Martyn of Cheltenham.

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