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1 Salisbury Street, Former Cumberland Street Station

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8483 / 55°50'53"N

Longitude: -4.2567 / 4°15'24"W

OS Eastings: 258809

OS Northings: 663978

OS Grid: NS588639

Mapcode National: GBR 0LR.59

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.L86G

Entry Name: 1 Salisbury Street, Former Cumberland Street Station

Listing Date: 3 August 2004

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397637

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49934

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Southside Central

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Circa 1900. Single storey and attic 4-1-1 bay classical former station entrance on corner site. Coursed red sandstone channelled at ground. Base course, string course, eaves cornice, deep parapet, columned and pedimented doorpiece. Keystoned openings.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: (at corner of Salisbury Street and Cumberland Street) single bay with advanced doorpiece with pair of Doric columns. Above, lettering, 'STATION' within floral motifs. Round-arched doorway, now part-blocked.

W ELEVATION: single bay with round-arched opening at ground, oculus above.

N ELEVATION: at ground, to left, wide depressed-arched opening, to right, round-arched opening. To attic, 4 oculi.

INTERIOR: (part seen 2004). Some white glazed tiles.

No original glazing extant.

Statement of Interest

Empty, and in poor repair. A simple, yet imposing building strikingly set on a corner site within the railway arches of the elevated railway. Echoes the 'Barrieres' designs of Ledoux, in its severe, well-detailed classical and monumental form. Smith notes that the original line of arches was widened in 1900 by the Glasgow and South Western Railway to form a high level four platform station called Eglinton Street Station, later becoming Cumberland Street Station. An important part of Glasgow's railway history in an area which has changed considerably in the last 50 years.

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