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This building is in the Glasgow Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 15/12/1970.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5903 6531.


Charles Wilson, 1850-51. Italian Renaissance palazzo style, 3-storey and basement commercial building, linked by 3 modern bays to Archibald Elliot's 1827 neo-Greek, 2-storey and basement building, opening on Royal Exchange Square and listed separately. 3-storey with 7 bays to Buchanan Street, 6 similarly detailed bays to return sides. Yellow ashlar sandstone. Modern stone-faced ground floor with billetted cornice.

Architraved windows with ornately consoled cornices to 1st and 2nd floor; variety of swagged masques to friezes above 1st floor windows, and swagged wreaths to those of 2nd floor, cavetto jambs, detailed with paterae at mid-point. Continuous band courses at level of window

cornices of 1st and 2nd floors, cill course to 2nd floor.

Guilloched paterae in main frieze, dentil moulding above and modillioned cornice; moulded coping to ashlar parapet, with dies at regular intervals.

3 recessed, modern ashlar, 2-storey and basement bays to E, in South Exchange Place and Royal Bank Place, linking with Elliott's earlier building.


Despite the loss of the interior, the refined composition of this building merits A listing.


Gomme and Walker 1987, pp.93, 118-20, fig. 90.

© Crown copyright, Historic Scotland. All rights reserved. Mapping information derived from Ordnance Survey digital mapping products under Licence No. 100017509 2012 . Data extracted from Scottish Ministers' Statutory List on . Listing applies equally to the whole building or structure at the address set out in bold at the top of the list entry. This includes both the exterior and the interior, whether or not they are mentioned in the 'Information Supplementary to the Statutory List'. Listed building consent is required for all internal and external works affecting the character of the building. The local planning authority is responsible for determining where listed building consent will be required and can also advise on issues of extent or "curtilage" of the listing, which may cover items remote from the main subject of the listing such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. or interior fixtures. All category C(S) listings were revised to category C on 3rd September 2012. This was a non-statutory change. All enquiries relating to proposed works to a listed building or its setting should be addressed to the local planning authority in the first instance. All other enquiries should be addressed to: Listing & Designed Landscapes Team, Historic Scotland, Room G.51, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, EDINBURGH, EH9 1SH. Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8701 / 8705. Fax: +44 (0)131 668 8765. e-mail: hs.listing@scotland.gsi.gov.uk. Web: http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/historicandlistedbuildings.

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Buildings are assigned to one of three categories according to their relative importance. All listed buildings receive equal legal protection, and protection applies equally to the interior and exterior of all listed buildings regardless of category.

ACategory A

Buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic, or fine little-altered examples of some particular period, style or building type. (Approximately 8% of the total).

BCategory B

Buildings of regional or more than local importance, or major examples of some particular period, style or building type which may have been altered. (Approximately 51% of the total).

C(S)Category C(S)

Buildings of local importance, lesser examples of any period, style, or building type, as originally constructed or moderately altered; and simple traditional buildings which group well with others in categories A and B. (Approximately 41% of the total).