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Latitude: 55.8 / 55°48'0"N
Longitude: -4.3909 / 4°23'27"W
OS Eastings: 250226
OS Northings: 658892
OS Grid: NS502588
Mapcode National: GBR 3L.7QXP
Mapcode Global: WH3PD.JGBZ
Plus Code: 9C7QRJ25+2J
Entry Name: Burgh Chambers, 124 Main Street, Barrhead
Listing Name: 124 Main Street, Burgh Chambers
Listing Date: 27 April 2004
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 397460
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49833
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Renfrewshire
Electoral Ward: Barrhead, Liboside and Uplawmoor
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
McWhannell and Rogerson, 1902. Free Scots Renaissance 2-storey 2-bay crowstep-gabled burgh building. Fluted pilastered entrance to centre with Barrhead coat of arms above; timber 2-leaf door with iron studs, decorative locks and hinges; flanking bipartite windows. Large pilastered key-blocked round-arched window to 1st floor R with datestone '1902' above; mullioned and transomed bipartite window to L with strapwork above. Coursed, bull-faced red sandstone with polished ashlar dressings.
Timber sash and case windows (some leaded upper sashes). Grey slate roofs with terracotta ridge tiles; tall stacks and clay cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen (2004).
B-Group with Burgh Court Hall (separately listed). Barrhead was created a police burgh in 1894. The eclectic and exuberant style of the Burgh Chambers and Court in distinctive red sandstone set the buildings apart from the other traditional buildings that survive in Main Street. Built as a pair with a lane between for access to the rear, the two buildings are linked by wrought-iron gates with thistle and lion rampant motifs.
Ninian McWhannell and John Rogerson designed schools, police buildings, and the Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women in Glasgow, sometimes with Arts and Crafts or Art Nouveau flourishes. The partnership also built the Masonic Temple in Barrhead of 1910 (separately listed).
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