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32-38a Bridgeton Cross

A Category B Listed Building in Calton, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8492 / 55°50'56"N

Longitude: -4.2272 / 4°13'37"W

OS Eastings: 260661

OS Northings: 664016

OS Grid: NS606640

Mapcode National: GBR 0SQ.5Z

Mapcode Global: WH4QF.17BS

Entry Name: 32-38a Bridgeton Cross

Listing Date: 16 March 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377857

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33820

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Calton

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

John Burnet, circa 1876. 3-storey and attic, 3-bay, symmetrical French Renaissance former bank building with altered shops to ground. Ashlar, channelled at 1st floor and corners. Cornice to ground, cill courses and band course. Deep cornice with corbelled and decorative frieze. Attic dormers breaking wallhead.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: 1st floor central 3-light oriel window with 2 windows above set in large, round-arched recess. Flanking 2-light corniced windows with round-arched windows above, with round-arched architraves. Decorative roundels to 1st and 2nd storeys.

Attic storey with central 3-window bay breaking wallhead with French roof. Windows with moulded architraves and dummy central window.

Predominantly replacement timber sash and case windows. Mansard roof with grey slates, some fish-scale. Finials to gables.

Statement of Interest

This is a well-detailed former bank building by the well-known architect John Burnet which adds significantly to the streetscape of Bridgeton Cross. It was originally the Glasgow Savings Bank and was superseded by the later building at no 42 Bridgeton Cross (see separate listing). Bank buildings were often built to publicise the wealth and status of the bank and the round-arched niche, oriel window and mansard roof of this building set it apart from other buildings in the area.

John Burnet (1814-1901) was an architect based in Glasgow and had a prolific practice.

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

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