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University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Campus Building E12, 65-73 (Odd Numbers) Southpark Avenue Including Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Hillhead, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8731 / 55°52'23"N

Longitude: -4.2867 / 4°17'12"W

OS Eastings: 257021

OS Northings: 666801

OS Grid: NS570668

Mapcode National: GBR 0DG.3D

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.3MYZ

Entry Name: University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Campus Building E12, 65-73 (Odd Numbers) Southpark Avenue Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 15 January 1985

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376077

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32906

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Hillhead

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Circa 1852. 2-storey and basement, 15-bay classical terrace of 5 townhouses. Painted ashlar, droved to basement. Ground floor level band course; eaves cornice, blocking course.

W (SOUTHPARK AVENUE) ELEVATION: Pilastered doorpieces each at head of steps to right. Ground floor windows corniced. Architraved windows to upper floors. No. 73 full-height canted bay. Decorative cast-iron balustrades to entrance steps.

N (RETURN) ELEVATION: 3-bay, mostly blind windows with 12-pane glazing and blind basement windows.

REAR ELEVATION: basement raised to full ground floor. Some extensions.

Timber sash and case windows, 12-pane to No. 65, plate glass to other houses. Grey slate roofs; mutual and wallhead stacks.

INTERIORS (No. 11 seen 2010): original plan form intact; elaborate decorative plasterwork (including cornices, ceiling roses and corbels) to principal spaces; cast-iron balusters and timber handrail to stair; painted stone (possibly marble) fireplaces to former dining and drawing rooms; timber panelled doors and shutters.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: Ashlar cope to street (railings missing). Rear, side and mutual rubble boundary walls.

Statement of Interest

Southpark Avenue is a good example of an early terraced development in the Hillhead area, composed of well detailed townhouses. The townhouses are well detailed with a number of architectural features, including prominent channelled ashlar ground floors and corniced eaves courses. The houses also include well detailed interiors with elaborate plasterwork. The regular and relatively unaltered fa├žade makes a good contribution to the streetscape of the surrounding area. The houses are now in use as University departmental buildings, but retain many fine interior features from the period of their construction.

Formerly listed as '65-73 (Odd Nos) Southpark Avenue'.

List description updated as part of review of the University of Glasgow Hillhead Campus, 2011. The building number is derived from the University of Glasgow Main Campus Map (2007), as published on the University's website www.gla.ac.uk.

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