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159, 161, 163 Main Street, Rutherglen, Post Office and Library

A Category B Listed Building in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8287 / 55°49'43"N

Longitude: -4.2137 / 4°12'49"W

OS Eastings: 261430

OS Northings: 661712

OS Grid: NS614617

Mapcode National: GBR 0VZ.W9

Mapcode Global: WH4QF.7RQJ

Entry Name: 159, 161, 163 Main Street, Rutherglen, Post Office and Library

Listing Date: 17 February 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377317

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33566

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rutherglen

County: South Lanarkshire

Town: Rutherglen

Electoral Ward: Rutherglen Central and North

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Sinclair and Ballantine, 1905-7; library, near symmetrical with outer gables; Edwardian baroque with sculptured detail; Post Office added to W 1910-11 in similar style and material (light-coloured Bannockburn ashlar) but losing symmetry. Original glazing throughout with multi-paned upper sashes; some acid-etched panels with art nouveau ornament. 3 storeys. LIBRARY: gables have vertical strips, (granite) coolumned porch at right (gated, with good wrought-iron work) with canted window rising 2 storeys above, area between gables almost wholly glazed at lower 2 floors with 3-light windows with columned mullions (Doric then Ionic); horizontal strings and cornices; high quality interior with marble entrance hall, columns with dectorative capitals, cornice plasterwork; rear range has single storey 7 (5 + 2) - bay elevation to King Street with roof dome over reading room. POST OFFICE also has columned mullions, porch at left.

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