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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
Plus Code: 9C7QRQXF+M4
Entry Name: 32-40 Bridgeton Cross, Glasgow
Listing Name: 32-38a Bridgeton Cross
Listing Date: 16 March 1993
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377857
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33820
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Calton
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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.
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 It was originally the Glasgow Savings Bank and was superseded by the later building at no 42 Bridgeton Cross (see separate listing).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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