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340-344 (Even Nos) Argyle Street

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.859 / 55°51'32"N

Longitude: -4.2622 / 4°15'43"W

OS Eastings: 258505

OS Northings: 665185

OS Grid: NS585651

Mapcode National: GBR 0KM.2F

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.HZLS

Entry Name: 340-344 (Even Nos) Argyle Street

Listing Date: 21 July 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 390738

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44045

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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James Thomson (Baird and Thomson), 1892. Italian Renaissance. 4-storey office building with ground floor bank, ground floor altered at No 340, 6 x 5 bays. Polished red ashlar, vermiculated surrounds to ground floor W return. Plinth. Sash and case windows in architraves.

ELEVATION TO ARGYLE STREET: bays arranged 1-4-1. Arched ground floor with moulded imposts, cills. Coupled central entrances with double- leaf panelled doors, bracketted pedestals above. Ground floor frieze, dentil cornice. Central 4-bay Corinthian columned section with recessed glazing rising from 1st to 2nd floor; balconies between floors, sculpted frieze over. Continuous dentil band, modillion cornice, recessed, architraved windows at 3rd floor.

OUTER BAYS: 1st floor console corniced windows; sculpted frieze forming 2nd floor cill band, tripartite 3rd floor windows.

ELEVATION TO WEST CAMPBELL STREET, W RETURN: arched ground floor windows with scroll keyblocks, cast-iron grilles. Canted bays at 1st and 2nd floor, 1st, 3rd and 5th bays from S. 1st floor windows console corniced. 2nd floor windows pedimented in canted bays. 3rd floor windows as Argyle Street. Axial stacks. Slate roof.

Statement of Interest

Built for Clydesdale Bank. Bank interior altered. Chimneystacks and parapets, Renaissance detailed, recently (1988) removed.

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