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1281 London Road and 719, 721 Springfield Road

A Category C Listed Building in Calton, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8481 / 55°50'53"N

Longitude: -4.2022 / 4°12'7"W

OS Eastings: 262221

OS Northings: 663846

OS Grid: NS622638

Mapcode National: GBR 0YR.7C

Mapcode Global: WH4QF.F85M

Entry Name: 1281 London Road and 719, 721 Springfield Road

Listing Date: 23 March 1992

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377467

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33640

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Calton

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Dated 1900. 4-storey, splayed Glasgow Style corner tenement with 5-light turreted corner bay with leaded ogee cupola and spire finial; public house and shops to ground. Polished red ashlar. Cill course to 3rd floor. Outermost bays are shallowly canted with 4-light windows; raised parapets with diamond motif. Some bipartite window bays with corbelled out balconies and decorative cast iron railings at 2nd floor with round arched pediments above breaking eaves. Stone mullions.

6-pane over plate glass glazing pattern to horned timber sash and case windows. Slate roof. Coped stacks with clay cans. Cast iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

A good example of a turn-of-the-century Glasgow Style corner tenement prominently sited at the junction of London and Springfield Road in the Barrowfield area of the city. The building is distinguished by its distinctive leaded ogee cupola and spire finial to corner turret. The London Road Tavern wraps around the corner, and retains a simple fascia with traditional lettering.

The Springfield Road elevation incorporates two relief carved pediments, one dated 1900 and the other monogrammed with the initials of Edward A Tait. An early advertisement for the Tavern names the landlord as A R Tait.

List description revised as part of the Glasgow East End listing review, 2010.

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