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Latitude: 55.7871 / 55°47'13"N
Longitude: -3.9857 / 3°59'8"W
OS Eastings: 275577
OS Northings: 656645
OS Grid: NS755566
Mapcode National: GBR 01LJ.WB
Mapcode Global: WH4QQ.RS7Y
Entry Name: Motherwell, 273-287(Odd), 291 and 293 Brandon Street
Listing Date: 10 December 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395691
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48298
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Motherwell and Wishaw
County: North Lanarkshire
Electoral Ward: Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Alexander Cullen, 1905. 3-storey, 7-bay, rectangular-plan, Jacobethan, symmetrical tenements with shops at ground. Paired Dutch gables flanking central moulded wallhead stack. Yellow ashlar sandstone. String courses between floors, bipartite windows with stone mullions.
SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: timber-framed, plate glass shop fronts to ground, semicircular arched, hoodmoulded pend entrance to centre. 2-storey, canted double bay to left, window to right; cill course to 2nd floor, terminating in parapet with block pediment; scalloped nepus gable, small window to gablehead, obelisk; balustraded parapet to right, abutting wallhead stack to centre. Bays to right mirror those to left with additional bay to outer right.
NE (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular fenestration, single storey flat-roofed addition with forestairs to 1st floor.
NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind gable end.
SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining building.
Concrete roof tiles. Modern double-glazed windows. Coped gable stacks. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIORS: modern shop fittings to ground, tenements not seen 2001.
One of several tenements with shops to ground by Alexander Cullen in and around Motherwell, Wishaw and Hamilton. Cullen's revivalist style can be compared to late nineteenth/ early twentieth century Scottish practices such as Burnet, Boston and Carruthers or Sir George Washington Browne.
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