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235 Sauchiehall Street, 147 Blythswood Street, Bank of Scotland

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8651 / 55°51'54"N

Longitude: -4.2621 / 4°15'43"W

OS Eastings: 258532

OS Northings: 665857

OS Grid: NS585658

Mapcode National: GBR 0KK.28

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.HVM4

Entry Name: 235 Sauchiehall Street, 147 Blythswood Street, Bank of Scotland

Listing Date: 22 March 1977

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376709

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33175

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

John Keppie and A Graham Henderson, 1931. Modern
classical 4-storey bank on corner site with double-
height banking hall on ground floor. Polished ashlar;
with granite base; brick rear elevation. 3 x 7 bays.
Main entrance to Sauchiehall Street: tall, round-headed
recessed porch with sculpture group of Bank of Scotland
coat of arms over door; incised lettering above -
BANK OF SCOTLAND - flanked by 2 sculpted figures.
Between 1st and 2nd floors dentil and Greek key frieze.
3rd and 4th floors linked by giant Doric pilastrade
with rosette necking and recessed bronze panels at 3rd
floor level. Entablature with fluted frieze, sculpted
details above pilasters and modillion cornice. All
windows casement with metal glazing bars.
ELEVATION TO SAUCHIEHALL STREET: entrance flanked by 2
recessed margined windows with bronze guards and
sculpted panels above breaking into 2 gun-port type
recess margined lights. 1st floor 3 4-light oblong
windows with recessed cills, dropped in outer bays.
3rd and 4th floors 6 symmetrical 6-light windows to
each floor.
ELEVATION TO BLYTHSWOOD STREET: 5 round-headed windows
with geometrical glazing bars rising through 1st
and 2nd floors lighting banking hall, flanked by outer
bays treated like Sauchiehall Street ground floor outer bays,
entry to upper floors with fanlights at No 147 Blythswood Street.
3rd and 4th floor windows repeats Sauchiehall Street elevation
on 7 bays. Slate roof. End stack.
INTERIOR: 5 x 3 bay banking hall with dentilled, coved,
and coffered ceiling; anthemion Bank of Scotland
motif repeated at frieze height between bays. Marble
tiled floor and polished marble walls. Carved timber
bank fittings. Etched glass.

Statement of Interest

Masons: P and W Anderson (Glasgow) Ltd; bank finishings -

John Cochran decorative bronze work - Charles Henshaw;

plaster work - Wm Forbes & Sons; 2 sculpted figures and

bronze coat of arms at entrance by Benno Schotz.

Unusual plan with left-hand turn from vestibule to

banking hall.

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