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181, 183, 189, 191 Main Street, Wishaw

A Category C Listed Building in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7756 / 55°46'32"N

Longitude: -3.9239 / 3°55'26"W

OS Eastings: 279417

OS Northings: 655260

OS Grid: NS794552

Mapcode National: GBR 111N.8G

Mapcode Global: WH4QY.P3N6

Plus Code: 9C7RQ3GG+6C

Entry Name: 181, 183, 189, 191 Main Street, Wishaw

Listing Name: Wishaw, 177-191(ODD Nos) Main Street and 2-20 (Even) Belhaven Terrace, Cylde Chambers

Listing Date: 30 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395358

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47953

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Motherwell and Wishaw

County: North Lanarkshire

Town: Motherwell And Wishaw

Electoral Ward: Wishaw

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Tagged with: Shop Tenement

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Alexander Cullen, 1905. 3-storey, L-plan corner block with taller bays to corner, tenements with shops to ground, finialed pavilion roof to corner. Ashlar red sandstone, base course, cavetto cornices to ground and eaves.

NW (MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: asymmetrical, 7-bay, consoled semicircular canopy to canted corner entrance bay, timber-panelled door with lunette fanlight, 3-light window flanked with pilasters to 1st and 2nd storey, coped parapet inscribed 'CLYDE CHAMBERS'. Single window with flanking pilasters to next 2nd bay to left, blind oculus above 1st storey window, string course between 1st and 2nd storey. Small window with projecting cill to 1st and 2nd storey of 3rd bay. Bipartite window with stone mullion to 4th bay, flanking pilasters and projecting cill to 2nd storey. Advanced canted 5th bay with parapet below semicircular pediment with blind oculus, wallhead chimney stack to right. Plain window to 1st and 2nd storey of 6th bay, cast-iron balcony to 2nd storey. Canted outer right bay with lead swept roof.

SE (BELHAVEN TERRACE) ELEVATION: asymmetrical, 6-bay. Canted bay to outer right bay. Bipartite window with stone mullions to 1st and 2nd storey of 2nd bay to left, coped triangular pediment and wallhead chimney to right. Bipartite window to 3rd and 4th bays on both floors, semicircular pediment to 4th. Advanced canted 5th bay with parapet beneath triangular pediment, wallhead chimney to left. Advanced canted bay to outer left bay with lead swept roof.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end with coped skews and coped chimney stack, tooled red sandstone obscured by abutting buildings.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: tooled red sandstone.

W (REAR COURTYARD) ELEVATION: harled, regular fenestration, forestair to 1st floor external walkway.

Predominantly small pane timber sash and case windows, some modern. Grey slate roof with lead ridges, coped stone skews and stacks to ridges and gable ends. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

Clyde Chambers were built as a speculative property for Lord Belhaven who owned most of the land feus in Wishaw. Alexander Cullen was a Motherwell and Hamilton based architect. Responsible for the majority of building works in and around Motherwell at around the turn of the century including villas tenements, theatres, town halls, and manses. He took on partners to form Cullen, Lochhead and Brown in 1907.

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