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15-23 (Odd Nos) London Road and 26 Gallowgate, Mercat Building

A Category A Listed Building in Calton, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8563 / 55°51'22"N

Longitude: -4.2431 / 4°14'35"W

OS Eastings: 259690

OS Northings: 664846

OS Grid: NS596648

Mapcode National: GBR 0NN.YD

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.S2N9

Entry Name: 15-23 (Odd Nos) London Road and 26 Gallowgate, Mercat Building

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377913

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33851

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Calton

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

A Graham Henderson, built 1928-1933. Enormous gushet building, 6 floors, 4 storeys plus double attic. Steel-framed polished ashlar, black granite at ground with shops, contrasting stone-cleaned light-coloured stone above; small-paned metal-framed glazing. At gushet, a giant round-arched deep recess, Ionic-columned screen; some scultpured detail. (Alexander Proudfoot and Archibald Dawson, sculptors) Bays to flank are regular, deep window recesses, giant pilaster strips divide bays at 2nd/3rd floors (bronze panels between floors; main entablature above, full attic storey with metal balconies, slated mansard above.

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