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North East Block, Tobacco Pipe Works, 26, 28 Bain Street, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Calton, Glasgow

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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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377842

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33813

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Calton

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Tagged with: Factory

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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.

Statement of Interest

W White and Son had been in Gibson Street since 1824.

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