190 TRONGATE AND 2-4 (EVEN NOS) GLASSFORD STREET (Ref:32789)
This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 15/12/1970.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NS 5932 6500.
T P Marwick (Edinburgh) with W Birnie Rhind, sculptor, 1903. Mixed renaissance style, for National Bank. 4-storey and attic, commercial building, 4 bays to Glassford Street, 3 bays to the Trongate plean ashlar, with polished granite base course and columns. Channelled ground floor with rounded arrises, banded above. GLASSFORD STREET ELEVATION: 3 round-arched bays at ground to centre and right; off-centre Roman Doric columned doorpiece set in central arch, with semi- circular carved panel above, flanked by 2 similarly headed windows. Smaller architraved and keystoned door in N bay with small stair windows in 2 storeys above. Modillion cornice above ground floor. 3 keystoned and corniced windows with Gibbs surrounds in 1st and 2nd floors. Corbelled corner turrets rising through 3rd floor and attic and capped with finialled domes. Corbelled, Ionic engaged columns divide 3rd floor windows, modillioned main cornice with elaborate, 3- stage, aediculed, wallhead gable above with sculpted figures. TRONGATE ELEVATION: detailed as Glassford Street without left-hand door and stair window bay; glazing to 3 arches at round. REAR ELEVATION: ashlar with tall panelled stack rising from 3rd floor. Steep pyramidal roof and wrought-iron cresting. Small-pane casement windows. Slated French pyramid roof with decorative iron ridge railings. Interior modernised.
Built on site of Shawfield Mansion, by Colen Campbell,
1712, destroyed 1793, and bears a plaque commemorating
this fact. Model exhibited at RSA 1902. Builders were
Muir and Son, Glasgow.
B June 20th 1903. BJ Nov 28th, 1906. Information
courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.
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