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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 5943 6527.


J T Rochead, architect, 1859. Former John Street

Church, United Presbyterians. Palazzo style Italianate

former Church, now converted to bar at ground, 1st floor

still (1988) derelict with much of the interior fittings


3-storeys and basement, 11 bays to John Street, 7 bays

to Cochrane Street.

Polished ashlar, stonecleaned, bold rustication to ground.

End bays to each facade shallow advanced with

round-arched doorways in Gibbsian surround and central

console supporting bracket keystones. Elaborate panelled

doors. All ground floor openings have moulded recessed

reveals, windows with plate glass glazing. Double-height

1st floor, formerly galleried Church. End bays flanked

by pilasters, solid masonry with elaborately architraved

blind niches. To inner bays Ionic colonnade with

full-height windows directly glazed between columns,

giving the effect of engaged columns emerging from a

glass wall. Leaded glazing pattern some acid etched


Decorative frieze over doors, cornice over ground,

Columns support entablature and mutule cornice. Deep

panelled parapet with intermediate die piers, some conceal

chimneys and have single octagonal cans. Piended slate

roofs originally with octagonal ventilators.

Harled rubble flank to E, with 5 (of 9) colonnaded

windows intact, others have been blocked by adjoining

building now (1988) demolished.

INTERIOR: inserted ground floor replacing original interior.

Resulting upper floor partially gutted, with steel beams

inserted for proposed additional floor, adjoined to massive

columns with ornate Ionic capitals. 9-bay windows

divided by columns to E and W (the latter partly blocked)

and 5-bay to N; decorative stained and painted glass with

round-arch arrangement. Formerly curved angles to

large open room. Formerly with coomb ceiling (vestiges

remaining 1987) and with partial survival of superb

plasterwork, with oval centrepiece and trabeated border.


Statutory address updated 2010 from '27 Cochrane Street and 18 John Street' to '29 Cochrane Street and 18 John Street' following information received from Glasgow City Council.


Gomme and Walker 1987, p.92n, 310.

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