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John Ross Memorial Church For The Deaf, 158-168 West Regent Street, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.864 / 55°51'50"N

Longitude: -4.2612 / 4°15'40"W

OS Eastings: 258587

OS Northings: 665732

OS Grid: NS585657

Mapcode National: GBR 0KK.8P

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.JV2Z

Plus Code: 9C7QVP7Q+HG

Entry Name: John Ross Memorial Church For The Deaf, 158-168 West Regent Street, Glasgow

Listing Name: 158-168 (Even Nos) West Regent Street and 237 West Campbell Street (Former John Ross Memorial Church for the Deaf and Institute for Adult Deaf and Dumb)

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376885

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33278

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Tagged with: Church building

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CHURCH: Norman A Dick (Burnet Son and Dick) circa 1929.
INSTITUTE: Robert Duncan 1893-4. The 2 buildings integrated.
6 x 5 bays 3 storeys and basement. Polished ashlar plinth.
Sash and case window with plate glass. Ground floor cornice;
1st floor cornice forming 2nd floor cill band; plain eaves
entablature; slate roof.
ELEVATION TO WEST GEORGE STREET: church; 3 western bays,
advanced in centre and ground floor outer bays; ogee
hoodmoulded entrance with label stops, blocked archivolt,
flanked by 2 narrow hoodmoulded lights; outer bays plain
recessed margined windows repeated at 1st floor with string
courses between. 1st floor central applied gable surmounted
by cross, flanked by tabernacles with corbels rising through
buttresses; plain 2 and 1-light regular 2nd floor lights.
INSTITUTE: 3 eastern bays to West George Street; canted outer
bays; through ground and 1st floors; central entrance at head
of steps oversailing basement area, flanking polygonal piers,
corniced gablet enclosing, with ball finials; arched entry
with coupled colonettes, sculpted archivolt; raised,
architraved panel above with antefixae and acroterion,
ground floor with moulded cill band, panelled aprons,
margined windows, repeated above with decorated pilaster
strips and arched windows; 3rd floor solid decorated
balconies, recessed windows with pilaster mullions;
pepper-pot turrets rising through steep hipped roof.
ELEVATION TO WEST CAMPBELL STREET: bays arranged 1-3-1 with
lower entrance bay to N, blank 1st bay from S with panelling,
large stack at gable head with antefixae.
Central bays: ground floor shallow canted centre bay with
pilaster mullioned window, plain single-light window to left;
blank 1st floor with lettered frieze "INSTITUTE FOR ADULT
DEAF AND DUMB 1893"; 3 plain recessed margined windows in 2nd
bay from N; ground floor 3-light window with pilaster
mullions; plain single-light window with recess margins on
each upper floor; pedimented gable with antefixae and
diminutive apex pediment; pedimented, arched entrance bay to
N blank at 1st floor, tall narrow, corniced wallhead stack
3rd bay from N.

Statement of Interest

Church designed to have Billiard Room below; new Board Room

designed 1929. Converted to design office 1989/90.

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