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190 TRONGATE AND 2-4 (EVEN NOS) GLASSFORD STREET (Ref:32789)

This building is in the Glasgow, City Of 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 5932 6500.

Description

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.

Notes

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.

References

B June 20th 1903. BJ Nov 28th, 1906. Information courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

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