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21-26a (Inclusive Nos) Blythswood Square, 268 West George Street and 177 West Regent Street

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8634 / 55°51'48"N

Longitude: -4.2643 / 4°15'51"W

OS Eastings: 258387

OS Northings: 665679

OS Grid: NS583656

Mapcode National: GBR 0JK.NV

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.GWLD

Entry Name: 21-26a (Inclusive Nos) Blythswood Square, 268 West George Street and 177 West Regent Street

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376283

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32978

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Circa 1823, No 25 redeveloped behind the facade. Classical 3-storey and basement terrace block. 22 bays with 5-bay pavilions raised and breaking forward and central bays arranged 3-3-3-3. Ashlar, channelled at ground floor. Distyle Ionic porticos in outer bays, altered at No 21. Pilastered porticos with Ionic columns in antis at No 177 West Regent Street; pilastered, pedimented doorpiece at No 268 West George Street.

Windows mainly sash and case, some 12-pane glazing, architraved at 1st and 2nd floor. Ground floor windows in round-headed panels with moulded cills and plain aprons above basement band. 1st floor band course, aprons in outer bays; windows corniced, consoled at end sections, architraves simplified in centre bays. Eaves cornice, blocking cornice.

5-bay return to West George Street, 1st bay from east blind; basement rising in slope of hill; similar window treatment with additional smaller lights to right of entry at ground and 1st floor. 2 reduced corniced wallhead stacks.

4-bay to West Regent Street arranged 1-2-1 with similar window detailing. Later dormered attic.

Nos 26 and 26A retain interesting original plasterwork in unusual designs.

Statement of Interest

William Burn?

No 26, 26a possibly the first house in the square. Probably 2 houses divided laterally.

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