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196, 198 West George Street and 118 Wellington Street

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8629 / 55°51'46"N

Longitude: -4.2593 / 4°15'33"W

OS Eastings: 258702

OS Northings: 665604

OS Grid: NS587656

Mapcode National: GBR 0KL.N2

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.JWZV

Entry Name: 196, 198 West George Street and 118 Wellington Street

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376837

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33246

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Circa 1830. (Probably) a pair of flatted classical houses converted to offices. 2-storey and basement, 5 x 5 bays. Polished ashlar, droved ashlar return and rear elevation, channelled with voussoirs at ground floor. Basement blind; ground floor recessed windows set in arcade with moulded cills and plain aprons. Central Roman Ionic portico at head of stone steps oversailing basement at West George Street, dentil cornice; Ionic pilastered, arched doorpiece altered to window in centre bay at Wellington Street. 1st floor cill band; consoled, corniced windows, pedimented above entry on each elevation. Plain entablature; dentil band, eaves cornice; blocking course. Panelled scrolled, corniced wallhead stack with fluted pot to West George Street; 2

symmetrical corniced wallhead stacks to Wellington Street.

REAR ELEVATION: some 12-pane glazing. Corniced ashlar boundary wall with panels to N in Wellington Street and return to West Regent Lane.

Statement of Interest

Probably by John Brash (Gomme and Walker). Listed Category A for the quality of the elevation, now a rare unaltered survival.

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