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131, 139 Main Street, Rutherglen, District Council Offices (Originally Town Hall)

A Category A Listed Building in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8286 / 55°49'42"N

Longitude: -4.2146 / 4°12'52"W

OS Eastings: 261375

OS Northings: 661700

OS Grid: NS613617

Mapcode National: GBR 0VZ.QC

Mapcode Global: WH4QF.7R9M

Entry Name: 131, 139 Main Street, Rutherglen, District Council Offices (Originally Town Hall)

Listing Date: 4 March 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377314

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33564

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rutherglen

County: South Lanarkshire

Town: Rutherglen

Electoral Ward: Rutherglen Central and North

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Charles Wilson, 1861-2. Town hall with tower. Scots baronial. Large E range by Robert Dalgleish and John Thomson, 1876. Converted to offices 1967 by Rogerson and Spence and interior much altered. Stone-cleaned as hlar, roofs mainly slated. Original building; 2 storeys and attic, wide gabled street elevation with bartizans, large 1st floor corbelled oriel originally lighting hall (large mullioned and transomed hall windows to crenellated W flank), attic windows (pair set at foot of gable) with strap-worked dormer heads. Square tower to right has door at foot, below 1902 cast-iron canopy, and main stair within, stepped corbel tables at upper level, clock set in crow-stepped table-heads, bartizans and corbelled stair turret with cap-house. Large cast-iron lion mask spouts on W flank like those at Thirlstane. E Range more Jacobean than baronial 3 storeys with regular bays, decorative continuous moulding over window given different treatment on each floor, well-head gable at right and bartizan. 20th century addition to rear.

Statement of Interest

Upgraded B to A, 7 January 1997.

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