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81-107 (Odd Nos) Bothwell Street, 80 Blythswood Street, and 89 West Campbell Street, Scottish Legal Life Assurance Society

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8612 / 55°51'40"N

Longitude: -4.2621 / 4°15'43"W

OS Eastings: 258517

OS Northings: 665421

OS Grid: NS585654

Mapcode National: GBR 0KL.2P

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.HYM4

Entry Name: 81-107 (Odd Nos) Bothwell Street, 80 Blythswood Street, and 89 West Campbell Street, Scottish Legal Life Assurance Society

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376292

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32982

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

E G Wylie (Wright and Wylie), 1927; sculptor Archibald
Dawson. 7-storey steel-framed modern classical commercial
building occupying whole block, 7 x 13 x 7 bays. Inverted
U-plan. Blaxter stone, v-channelled ground floor and quoin
strips; polished granite plinth rising to shop front pilasters
at return elevations; glazed brick rear elevation diapered
between floors in main block. Bronze shop fronts and external
details with Greek-key frieze. Ground floor cornice forming
stylobate; regularly spaced 4 sculpted panels representing
Industry, Prudence, Thrift, and Courage respectively;
architraved, corniced shopfronts; triple-arched entrance with
sculpted soffits; plain windows in mezzanine floor. All
windows metal framed with geometric glazing bars. Solid
balcony with central sculpted coat of arms in central 3 bays
above main entrance, supported on coupled sculpted consoles.
Giant order of stylish Cornithian pilastrade rising from 1st
to 4th floors with metal friezes between floors,
dentil band, projecting cornice with acroters; outer bays
above ground floor: 2-storey aedicule windows, consoled,
corniced, flanked by plain single lights; carved head between
floors; solid panelled balcony on consoles about 1st.
Plain windows above 5th floor; plain entablature. Recessed
glazing to eaves gallery, projecting sculpted panels between
paired escutcheons at angles; main detail band; modillion
cornice.
ELEVATION TO BLYTHSWOOD STREET: basement rising in slope
of hill; ground floor pilastered windows with continuous
cornice, independent windows in outer bays; stepped,
pedimented, keyblocked entrance to No 80 Blythswood Street;
giant pilastrade rising from 1st to 4th floor as main Bothwell
Street elevation in 5 inner bays flanked by plain recessed
margin windows in outer bays.
West Campbell Street return repeats Blythswood Street
elevation.
3 return bays to E and W end of Bothwell Lane, single-lights
in margin recesses.
VESTIBULE AND INTERIOR: bronze folding gates, shell-headed
niches to right and left of entry; fretwork vestibule soffit;
3 bronze entrance doors with friezes - "Scottish Legal
Building"; shallow entrance hall pilasters with polychromatic
capitals; bronze lift with wrought-iron enclosures;
wrought-iron railings and bronze handrails.

Statement of Interest

Bronze work by Charles J Henshaw.

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