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266 GEORGE STREET (Ref:32709)

This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 09/03/1989.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5939 6543.

Description

Thomson and Sandilands, 1900. Former Parish Council offices.

3-storey, attic and basement. Edwardian Baroque red sandstone

building with much carved decoration; symmetrical 5-bay

elevation to George Street. End bays shallow advanced linked

by band of masonry over 1st floor. Polished red ashlar,

basement stonecleaned.

Central doorway with polished pink granite Ionic columns

supporting porch. Round-arched doorway with moulded archivolt

and keystone, astragalled glazed fanlight. Porch with elaborate

solid parapet balcony over which partly obscures 1st floor

window.

All ground floor windows round-arched with moulded archivolts

supported on wide pilasters, each with bold keystone. To inner

3 bays, centrally placed single corbels supports solid base

of 2-storey oriels which are interrupted by solid band of

masonry over 1st floor (a false balcony). Oriels rise to

curvilinear parapets. 3rd floor has large round-headed windows

lighting hall with paired fluted Ionic columns separating

bays and supporting deep cornice on impost blocks. To outer

bays 2-storey oriel from 1st, set into 3-storey arched recess, pilastered round-arched window to 3rd; attic round-arched

dormer. All sash and case windows with plate-glass glazing

except inner bays at 3rd which have margin glazing.

Heavy eaves cornice with balustraded parapet and die piers

with urn finials. Central metal dome with ashlar lantern. To

end bays lead French pavilion roofs.

INTERIOR: good panelled timber doors, some good plaster

cornices. Impressive stair with timber balusters and coloured

leaded glass stair light. Glazed tile vestibule. Hall on 3rd

floor with elaborate plasterwork Corinthian pilasters with

gilded putti supporting coved cornice.

Notes

References

Information by courtesy of the Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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