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15 Clarendon Street

A Category B Listed Building in Hillhead, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.873 / 55°52'22"N

Longitude: -4.2686 / 4°16'7"W

OS Eastings: 258154

OS Northings: 666751

OS Grid: NS581667

Mapcode National: GBR 0HG.SF

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.DNK1

Entry Name: 15 Clarendon Street

Listing Date: 4 July 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377689

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33756

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Hillhead

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

J M Biggar, architect, started 1924, completed 1929. Reconstructed and extended 1936 by W J B Wright 1936-7. Undergoing conversion (1991). Built for City Bakeries Ltd. 6-7 storey asymmetrical industrial building. Reinforced concrete with red sandstone dressings and red brick cladding. Narrow stair bay in penultimate SW bay with flanking pilasters, corbelled from 1st floor and rising above pediment over arched window: plain outer bay to left - with bipartite windows 3 functionally detailed bays divided by plain masonry strips to right, outer right bay with segmental loading bay at ground 5-storey canted oriel above clasped by masonry piers, mannered crowning segmental pediment. Side elevations with prominently detailed stacks and decorative masonry panels.

Variety of glazing, small-pane to sash windows (lower sash plate-glass in oriel).

Extensive rear range with greater areas of exposed concrete in some blocks.

Flat roof.

Statement of Interest

John M Biggar was a certified accountant, public auditor, property and insurance agent. He was also, for some timee, Honorary Secretary of the Garden City and Town Planning Association- Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch.

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