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71 TRONGATE, TRON STEEPLE (Ref:32769)

This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 06/07/1966.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5954 6491.

Description

1630-36. 4-stage square section tower, standing independent of the John Adam replacement to it's original church (see Tron Kirk). Tower pierced at ground by Tudor arches opened in 1855 by John Carrick, architect. Tall stone facetted spire. Harled walling with painted moulded architraves. Ground floor, originally the position of the Tron, altered with Tudor arches opened to allow passage of pavement underneath. Groin vaulted ceiling with mask- stops and central boss. All, but S elevation, with cusp- headed windows to 2nd stage, cusped bipartites to 3rd and clockfaces to 4th. To S lower 2 stages blind, single window to 4th. Moulded string courses divide each floor, moulded eaves corbels, shallow projecting painted ashlar silhouette balustraded parapet with pinnacles to angles. From this rises tall octagonal spire in stone with vertical line of roll moulding to angles. Bipartite traceried lucarnes to lower part, single light cusped above, projecting crown balustrde to midway stage, small lucarnes above, small pinnacles on upper corona encircle top of spire.

Notes

References

Gomme and Walker 1987, p.47. Information by courtesy of the Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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