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Latitude: 55.8638 / 55°51'49"N
Longitude: -4.2641 / 4°15'50"W
OS Eastings: 258403
OS Northings: 665714
OS Grid: NS584657
Mapcode National: GBR 0JK.PR
Mapcode Global: WH3P2.GWP4
Entry Name: 21-26a (Inclusive Nos) Blythswood Square, 268 West George Street and 177 West Regent Street
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 376287
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32978
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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.
No 26, 26a possibly the first house in the square. Probably 2 houses divided laterally.
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