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Latitude: 55.8549 / 55°51'17"N
Longitude: -4.2357 / 4°14'8"W
OS Eastings: 260151
OS Northings: 664669
OS Grid: NS601646
Mapcode National: GBR 0QN.GY
Mapcode Global: WH3P8.X36D
Plus Code: 9C7QVQ37+XP
Entry Name: North East Block, Tobacco Pipe Works, 26, 28 Bain Street, Glasgow
Listing Name: 26-30 (Even Nos) and 42 Bain Street, 15-25 (Odd Nos) Gibson Street (Calton Street) 73, 99, 99a Moncur Street
Listing Date: 16 March 1993
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377842
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33813
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Calton
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Complex building sequence, principal front to Bain Street by M Forsyth of Airdrie, architect, 1876-7, for White's clay pipe factory. Identical pair distinctive tall red and contrasting white brick blocks facing Bain Street, originally linked (modern replacement link of no historic interest) by lower range which had 1877 datestone. Renaissance, and elaborately detailed, openings mostly round-headed and recessed in shallow panels with inset pilasters, pilasters also divide bays. 4 storeys with tall attic, each block symmetrical and with 2-storey oriel corbelled above ground floor, centre gables to design of Low Countries derivation, glazing mostly original. Flank elevations also similarly ornamented, particularly S flank to Moncur street. Timber floors on cast-iron columns. Similarly detailed tall block at corner Gibson Street/Moncur Street also connected by lower link; to Gibson Street, a block of different date - though still polychrome brick, and of similar height - which has arched single windows above ground floor recessed between giant pilaster strips, series of regular bays; also lower range in areas to rear, part rubble-built, the latter presumably an earlier survivor.
W White and Son had been in Gibson Street since 1824.
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