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51-57 (Odd Nos) West Regent Street, 59-69 (Odd Nos) Renfield Street and 18-22 (Even Nos) West Regent Lane, Castle Chambers

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.863 / 55°51'46"N

Longitude: -4.2569 / 4°15'24"W

OS Eastings: 258854

OS Northings: 665611

OS Grid: NS588656

Mapcode National: GBR 0LL.51

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.LW4R

Entry Name: 51-57 (Odd Nos) West Regent Street, 59-69 (Odd Nos) Renfield Street and 18-22 (Even Nos) West Regent Lane, Castle Chambers

Listing Date: 21 July 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376860

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33257

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Frank Burnet and Boston, 1898-1902 with sculpture by Ernest

Gillick. Free classical. 5-storey, double attic and basement

commercial building, basement rising to full ground floor at

Renfield Street, 10 x 6 bays. Polished red ashlar, channelled

strips at ground floor. Plinth forming ground floor cill

band. Sash and case windows, plate glass. Blocks around

windows at 1st and 4th floor. Ground floor partly altered

especially to Renfield Street. Segmentally scrolled

pedimented entrance with sculpted tympanum at No 69 Renfield

Street. Columned doorpiece with segmental pediment at 57 West

Regent Street.

CORNER BAY: full-height canted bay corbelled out on sculpted

brackets supported on columns with figure sculpture in outer

bays. Sculpted frieze at 1st floor, simple pilastered

mullions 2nd and 4th floor. Tower breaking through roof line

with cornice supported on columns and blocked oval oculus in

each bay. Polygonal bell-cast roof with colonnaded lantern.

ELEVATION TO WEST REGENT STREET: full-height canted bay 5th

bay from E; further canted bay above 1st floor in 3rd bay and

over 6-light ground floor window. Balcony at 1st floor over

entrance, aedicule windows at 2nd floor over and in W bay.

Segmentally pedimented windows at 3rd and 5th bays at 3rd

floor. Modillion cornice. Aedicules as dormers and set in

gables with 2 and 3-light pedimented windows; elaborate

relief sculpture, finials, balustrades. Axial stacks.

ELEVATION TO RENFIELD STREET: continuing detailing of West

Regent Street elevation. Canted bays, corbelled out with

balustraded balconies in 1st, 2nd and 6th bays from S. S

corner turret corbelled out with sculpted stops at 4th floor. Balustraded parapet. Single gable with segmental aediculed

window, sculpted finial.

Simplified detailing to West Regent Lane.

Statement of Interest

Built for G and J MacLachlan (publicans) at a cost of

$28,000.

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