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University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Campus Building D15, 1 University Gardens Including Boundary Walls

A Category B Listed Building in Hillhead, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8727 / 55°52'21"N

Longitude: -4.2892 / 4°17'21"W

OS Eastings: 256866

OS Northings: 666759

OS Grid: NS568667

Mapcode National: GBR 0CG.LK

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.2NS9

Entry Name: University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Campus Building D15, 1 University Gardens Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376133

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32929

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Hillhead

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Robert Ewan, 1902-03. 3-storey and attic, Renaissance-detailed corner block. 3 x 2 bays with single storey building to rear. Square, projecting, canted corner bay. Modillion cornice.

E (RETURN TO HILLHEAD STREET) ELEVATION: single storey, projecting porch with cornice and die balustraded parapet. Keyblocked, corniced windows, single and bipartite above, architraved at upper floors. Pedimented dormer breaking through parapet.

CORNER BAY: 1st floor window pedimented, balustraded 'balcony, bipartite windows above with sculpted tympanum and finial in attic. Mansard roof.

S (UNIVERSITY AVENUE) ELEVATION: canted bay rising from ground to 1st floor in 2nd bay from E, panelled aprons, pedimented at 1st floor. Bipartite windows above with keyblocked, pedimented dormer with finial. Keyblocked, pedimented window 1st floor, 1st bay from E.

Timber sash and case windows. Piended slate roofs; corniced mutual stacks.

INTERIOR (seen 1988): Mosaic entrance hall floor, leaded lights with stained glass in W porch.

BOUNDARY WALLS: coped boundary walls; small curved run of cast iron railings to left of entrance; other railings now missing.

Statement of Interest

1 University Gardens forms an A-Group with 2-10 University Gardens, 12 University Gardens, 14 University Gardens and 11-13 University Gardens (see separate listings). 1 University Gardens is a high-quality Renaissance townhouse on a prominent corner site, and a key part of a terrace including works by John James Burnet and J Gaff Gillespie (see separate listings). The townhouse is well detailed and makes innovative use of a prominent corner site with a chamfered corner bay with prominent pedimented ashlar attic storey and corner pilasters. The building makes a significant contribution to the streetscape and exhibits characteristic architectural detailing which responds in style to the John James Burnett block further down University Gardens (see separate listing) in style. The interior is also well detailed, with a number of features, including elaborate plasterwork, which are characteristic of this period of architectural design.

Formerly listed as '1 University Gardens'. Originally known as 'Saughfield Crescent'.

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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