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163 Buchanan Street and Nelson Mandela Place, Former St George's Place, St George's Tron Parish Church (Church of Scotland)

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.862 / 55°51'43"N

Longitude: -4.254 / 4°15'14"W

OS Eastings: 259032

OS Northings: 665500

OS Grid: NS590655

Mapcode National: GBR 0LL.RC

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.MXJH

Entry Name: 163 Buchanan Street and Nelson Mandela Place, Former St George's Place, St George's Tron Parish Church (Church of Scotland)

Listing Date: 6 July 1966

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376322

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33003

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

William Stark, 1807. Classical, polished ashlar,
rectangular plan church with eastern main entrance and
Baroque steeple.
3-bay eastern vestibule section facing Buchanan Street
with 4, giant, semi-engaged Doric columns; continuous
plinth. Central consoled, corniced entrance with similar
flanking windows; keyblocked lunette above entrance,
rectangular stairlights flanking; eaves cornice;
balustraded parapet in outer bays. Single bay N and S
returns with altered consoled, corniced entrances with
fanlights and recessed, arched keyblocked window above.
Droved ashlar, side elevations, slightly recessed with
basement and margin-glazed windows to ground and gallery
levels.
3-STAGE STEEPLE: 1st stage balustraded parapet, giant
square angle pilasters columns; arched belfrey openings
with louvres, plain entablature. 2nd stage balustraded
parapet, 4 octagonal angle piers surmounted by obelisks
flanking slender upper stage with arched louvred belfry
openings, plain entablature. 3rd stage scrolled angle
supports, clock, to each face, circular dwarf Doric
colonnade surmounted by obelisk.
REAR ELEVATION: 4 bays, blind outer bays; simple, gable
pediment with stack; 2 tall, narrow, round-headed
windows; low wing projecting from central bays.
INTERIOR: Galleried with slim cast-iron columns, flat
ceiling with shallow, transverse barrel vault under
gallery; circular marble pulpit.

Statement of Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

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