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Latitude: 55.8488 / 55°50'55"N
Longitude: -4.2261 / 4°13'34"W
OS Eastings: 260725
OS Northings: 663974
OS Grid: NS607639
Mapcode National: GBR 0SR.C3
Mapcode Global: WH4QF.18T2
Entry Name: 5-9 (Odd Nos) Bridgeton Cross, 1-11 (Odd Nos) Dalmarnock Road
Listing Date: 13 March 1993
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377855
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33819
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Calton
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Predominantly non-traditional tilt and turn windows: some timber. Cutdown wallhead stacks.
This classically detailed tenement is situated at a prominent corner site and adds significantly to the streetscape of Bridgeton. At the centre of 7 roads, Bridgeton Cross is one of the main landmarks in the city and the curved corner of this tenement marks the street line effectively. Large tenement buildings such as this these are a feature of the wider Glasgow streetscape and many were built in the second half of the 19th century.
Bridgeton was a weaving village built on the Barrowfield lands in 1705. During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it became a centre for textile manufacture. Housing conditions were often cramped and in the 1860s and 70s the area was compulsorily purchased and cleared by the City Improvement Trust in order to demolish the existing housing and erect new homes. This tenement dates from this time.
James Thomson, (1835-1905) was a Glasgow-based architect. His practice was one of the largest in Scotland during the 1870s and concentrated largely on commercial architecture, pioneering the idea of large city office blocks with shops built for rental. He was employed by the City Improvement Trust. The tenement was renovated in 1985.
List description revised as part of the Glasgow East End listing review, 2010.
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