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577-621 (Odd Nos) London Road, 2-4 (Even Nos) Kerr Street and 3-5 (Odd Nos) Orr Street, Former Bridgeton Cross Station and Tenements

A Category B Listed Building in Calton, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8496 / 55°50'58"N

Longitude: -4.2276 / 4°13'39"W

OS Eastings: 260635

OS Northings: 664069

OS Grid: NS606640

Mapcode National: GBR 0SQ.2T

Mapcode Global: WH4QF.173F

Entry Name: 577-621 (Odd Nos) London Road, 2-4 (Even Nos) Kerr Street and 3-5 (Odd Nos) Orr Street, Former Bridgeton Cross Station and Tenements

Listing Date: 9 August 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377919

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33853

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Calton

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Opened 1872. 2-storey, classical former station with 7-bay keystoned arcade to ground. Flanked by 4-storey tenement blocks, 1897-8 by T R Peacock of Thomson and Turnbull, also for North British Railway. Red sandstone ashlar.

STATION: base course; partial channelled ashlar to ground; moulded cill course to 1st floor; dentiled cornice with blocking course above. Tall ground floor with 7-bay keystoned arched arcade to centre with long ashlar panel above. Windows to 1st floor with plate glass to timber sash windows. Flanking: slightly advanced outer pavilions with square moulded architraves to doorways; round windows to 1st floor; segmental arched pediments and moulded swags above cornice.

TENEMENTS: long elevations with shops to ground, separated by moulded round-arched doorways. Projecting cills and cill courses to single or mullioned windows to 3rd and 4th floors divided by narrow pilasters, carried upwards as chimneys to centre bays. Steeply pitched pyramidal roofs at outer ends with decorative cast-iron finials. Raised drying courts with iron-railings to rear and small pavilion blocks.

Predominantly timber sash and case windows. Broad narrow ridge stacks with some clay cans. Cast iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

The former Bridgeton Cross Station and flanking tenements are a fine example of late 19th century mixed-use development, designed as a group for the North British Railway (NBR). The flanking tenement blocks serve to create a unified streetscape set piece. The classical station frontage remains largely unaltered and is notable for its distinguished arcading and restrained Baroque detailing. It was the terminal for the Balloch and Helensburgh services. Owned by the NBR until 1923 and then London and North Eastern Railways until 1948 when the railways were nationalised. It became the Bridgeton Central Station in 1954 and was closed to passengers in 1979 and subsequently redeveloped internally for mixed commercial and residential use in the late 1980s.

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

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