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112, 114 West George Street and 46-50 (Even Nos) Renfield Street, Scottish Widows

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8625 / 55°51'44"N

Longitude: -4.256 / 4°15'21"W

OS Eastings: 258906

OS Northings: 665556

OS Grid: NS589655

Mapcode National: GBR 0LL.B6

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.LXK4

Entry Name: 112, 114 West George Street and 46-50 (Even Nos) Renfield Street, Scottish Widows

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376827

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33238

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

David Bryce (Edinburgh), 1868-9 for Junior Conservative Club; reconstructed internally Peddie and Kinnear 1871 for Scottish

Widows' Fund, alterations (balconies removed etc) and top

floor added 1958 by Walter, Underwood. 3-storey classical

commercial building with later attic. 5 x 9 bays. Polished

ashlar banded vermiculated rustication and voussoirs, droved

ashlar rear elevation. Modern shops in 4th to 9th bays from S

in Renfield Street; basement at West George Street with steps oversailing to entries; wide recessed basement windows;

windows mainly sash and case, plate glass; 3 sub-basement

windows with dwarf architraves in S bays to Renfield Street.

Ground floor windows on moulded corbelled cills; pilastered

entrance at No 112 and 114 West George Street. Glazed,

pilastraded, arched ground floor, blind above transomes;

sculpted heads on keyblocks.

5 x 3-bay corner section: ground floor dentil cornice; 1st

floor balustrade with panelled piers at each window; all 1st

floor windows aediculed with semi-engaged Corinthian columns, shell-motifs in tympana; alternate segmental and triangular

pediments. 2nd floor windows lugged architraves, corbelled

moulded cills; richly sculpted eaves frieze; dentil band;

projecting cornice; later attic. Detailing continues 1 bay

into West Regent Lane at N bay in Renfield Street.

Statement of Interest

Original design for Junior Conservative Club by John Burnet

but Scottish Widows Fund brought in to build it and

introduced David Bryce who redesigned it. The Club became

tenants.

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