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1-24 (Inclusive Nos) Royal Crescent with 1 North Claremont Street and 36 Kelvingrove Street

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8659 / 55°51'57"N

Longitude: -4.2829 / 4°16'58"W

OS Eastings: 257237

OS Northings: 665990

OS Grid: NS572659

Mapcode National: GBR 0DJ.WZ

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.5TSJ

Entry Name: 1-24 (Inclusive Nos) Royal Crescent with 1 North Claremont Street and 36 Kelvingrove Street

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376569

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33120

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Alexander Taylor, 1839-51. Classical curving terrace block of 57 bays. 3 storeys and basement raised and advanced in centre and 4-storey, 5-bay end pavilions with coupled, giant Corinthian pilasters rising through 1st and 2nd floors. Ashlar, partly painted, channelled at ground floor, droved ashlar basement. Windows mainly sash and case in architraves, some with glazing bars. Entrances mainly at head of steps oversailing basement area. Ionic pilastered entry to Nos 23 and 24 with block pedimented, consoled window above; projecting Greek Ionic half-fluted porticos with coupled columns in centre at Nos 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19 with consoled projecting cornice above; remaining corniced entrances with shouldered architraves. Ground floor windows tripartite bow windows with Doric pilaster mullions, tripartite windows with stone mullions above with consoled projecting cornice, shouldered architraves, aprons; 1st floor single windows lugged and shouldered architraves, aprons, cill band formed by ground floor cornice; 1st floor consoled cornice. Block pedimented, 2-light, stone mullioned windows at 2nd floor, parapet raised to coupled stacks above entrances in lower section.

Elevation to North Claremont Street: 3 bays; tetrastyle Corinthian pilastrade rising through 1st and 2nd floor; fluted Greek Ionic portico flanked by pedimented windows, 1st floor outer corniced, central consoled, pedimented; wallhead stack as main elevation; low channelled boundary wall to N with symmetrical pedimented entrances.

Elevation to Kelvingrove Street: 6 bays with 3-bay, bowed, recessed corner section, corniced windows at 1st and 2nd floor; pilastered entry at No 36 Kelvingrove Street. Cast-iron railings.

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