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Latitude: 55.8615 / 55°51'41"N
Longitude: -4.2587 / 4°15'31"W
OS Eastings: 258731
OS Northings: 665450
OS Grid: NS587654
Mapcode National: GBR 0KL.SK
Mapcode Global: WH3P2.KX7W
Entry Name: 125, 127 St Vincent Street and 127, 129 Hope Street, Norwich Union Chambers
Listing Date: 21 July 1988
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 376635
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33140
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Robert Hutchison, dated 1897. Free Renaissance
commercial building. 5 storeys and attic, 6-storey
corner tower; 2 asymmetrical bays to St Vincent Street,
3 bays to Hope Street. Red ashlar. All windows
mullioned, or mullioned and transomed. Entrance at
splayed angle flanked by 2 arched windows, all
pilastered; diminutive bipartites above also pilastered
and pedimented; bold sculpted corbel table above 1st
turning splay to circle; mullon and transom windows in
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th broken segmental pediments and
balconies; oval windows in carved frames in 5th; steep
conical roof with apex cupola. E bay to St Vincent
Street windows canted ground through 2nd storeys,
basket-arched 3rd, 4-light window 4th above, elaborate
stepped gable; detail continued to Hope Street except
canted oriel window above ground floor to 2nd and gables
flanking centre. Additional entrance in W narrow bay St
Vincent Street. Steep Westmoreland slate roof with red
tile ridge; tall corniced and panelled stacks. Curved
bay to St Vincent Lane, corbelled to octagonal at 4th.
Bell-cast green slate roof.
Good original lettering survives in fascia to Douglas and
Douglas. Built for Norwich Union.
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