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226-228 (Even Nos) Hope Street, and 55 Renfrew Street, Hope Street Post Office

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8652 / 55°51'54"N

Longitude: -4.2567 / 4°15'24"W

OS Eastings: 258870

OS Northings: 665864

OS Grid: NS588658

Mapcode National: GBR 0LK.56

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.LV60

Entry Name: 226-228 (Even Nos) Hope Street, and 55 Renfrew Street, Hope Street Post Office

Listing Date: 21 July 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376450

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33060

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Colin Menzies, 1910. Baroque. 3-storeys and attic, 4 x 8 bays
later (1938) S section to Hope Street. Polished red ashlar,
steel framed. Polished granite ground floor, channelled angle
quoins to Renfield Street. Sash and case windows in
architraves, 6 and 15-pane glazing. casement windows with
glazing bars to ground floor.
ELEVATION TO HOPE STREET: ground floor cornice. 1st floor
windows keyblocked. segmentally pedimented, loading bay over
N entrance. 2nd floor windows keyblocked, corniced. Plain
frieze, modillion cornice. Lugged and shouldered attic
windows in corniced, solid die parapet.
ELEVATION TO RENFREW STREET: repeating Hope Street detailing.
Bays arranged 1-6-1, outerbays tripartite in upper floors;
segmentally pedimented doorpiece in E bay. Aprons to 2nd
floor windows. Broken segmental pediments over outer bays.
Wallhead stacks rising from pedimented piers.

Statement of Interest

Built as Douglas Exchange for the National Telephone Company. Public house now (1997) occupies southern part of Hope Street elevation.

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