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97-113 (Odd Nos) Greenhead Street 2-12 (Even Nos) James Street, 100 Tullis Street

A Category B Listed Building in Calton, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8472 / 55°50'49"N

Longitude: -4.2311 / 4°13'52"W

OS Eastings: 260407

OS Northings: 663801

OS Grid: NS604638

Mapcode National: GBR 0RR.CP

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.Z9BB

Entry Name: 97-113 (Odd Nos) Greenhead Street 2-12 (Even Nos) James Street, 100 Tullis Street

Listing Date: 6 March 1981

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377900

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33846

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Calton

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

By 1865 S block (9-bays) and by 1869 N block (13-bays) of classically-detailed 4-storey tenement in prominent position overlooking Glasgow Green. Polished yellow ashlar, channelled at ground, with ashlar dressings; harled bays to ground floor public house wrapping around corner at Greenhead Street and Tullis Street. Continuous ground floor cornice, 1st and 3rd floor cill courses to earlier S block, continuous mutuled cornice and balustraded parapet. Windows above ground architraved, corniced at 1st and 2nd floors, some pedimented at 1st floor, bipartite windows with consoled cornices. Stone mullions.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: S BLOCK: principal Greenhead Street (W) elevation (bays grouped 1-3-1, 1-2-1 above ground) with bipartites at bays 1, 5, 6 and 9, ground floor bays at right painted. Similarly detailed (above ground) 3-bay elevation to Tullis Street. N BLOCK: principal Greenhead Street (W) elevation with blind windows over close openings (at bays 3 and 10), these and flanking windows with triangular block pediments. 9 bays to James Street similarly detailed with corniced doorpiece at No 2 and bipartites to outer bays at No 12.

4-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped stacks with cans. Cast iron railings set into dwarf wall at principal elevation.

Statement of Interest

The long row of dignified tenements at 97-113 Greenhead Street is complemented by those at Nos 117-127 across the road at Tullis Street (see separate listing). When originally built these two fine classically-detailed buildings overlooked the open space of the King's Park area of Glasgow Green, developed in the 20th century to form a bowling green and War Memorial garden. The public house at 100 Tullis Street is known as 'The Bowlers'.

The Dictionary of Scottish Architects notes that plans of the 'Layout of Greenhead Street', dated 1868, are signed by John Carrick, Glasgow City Architect. Carrick became Glasgow's Superintendent of Streets in 1844, he was appointed Master of Works circa 1854 and was City Architect from 1862-69.

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

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