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4, 4a West Regent Street, and 64-70 (Even Nos) Renfield Street, Victoria Buildings

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8632 / 55°51'47"N

Longitude: -4.2554 / 4°15'19"W

OS Eastings: 258944

OS Northings: 665630

OS Grid: NS589656

Mapcode National: GBR 0LK.GZ

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.LWTM

Entry Name: 4, 4a West Regent Street, and 64-70 (Even Nos) Renfield Street, Victoria Buildings

Listing Date: 21 July 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376874

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33269

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

J A Bell (Edinburgh), 1858-60. Scots Baronial/Flemish style
commercial building. 3 storeys, basement and attic; modern
shops to ground floor at Renfield Street; ground floor and
basement partially altered at W; 8 x 7 unequal bays. Coursed
ashlar. Elliptically arched entry to No 4 West Regent Street
with cable moulding and outer architrave.
ELEVATION TO WEST REGENT STREET: 6 bays of 2-light windows
with stone mullions, continuous hoodmould with shaped heads;
partially altered ground floor with windows; central canted
window corbelled and rising through 1st and 2nd floors; 4
regulary spaced dormers; crow-stepped gable in central bay
with ball finial; 2nd and 6th bay from W corniced stacks with
sculpted pediment details and sculpted panels below.
ELEVATION TO RENFIELD STREET: 1st and 2nd floors, 7 bays of
single lights, continuous hoodmoulds, sculpted heads at West
Regent Street. Attic with 7 dormers with shaped pediments and
relief sculpted tympana. Oriel window in 1st bay from S, 2nd
floor decoratively machicolated and corbelled, breaking
through cornice with solid, shaped parapet surmounted by ball
finials; crow-stepped gable above pierced with attic light
with banded, elliptical arch above and sculpted tympanum in
shaped pediment. End and axial stacks. Corbelled crow-stepped
gable with corniced stack to Bath Lane. Geometrically
patterned slate roof.

Statement of Interest

Partly demolished, original building occupying whole block.

Built for Archibald Orr Ewing as business chambers.

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