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42 VIRGINIA STREET (Ref:32798)

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 5928 6510.


R G Melvin and W Leiper, 1867. Late Italian Renaissance

palazzo style, 3-storey and basement commercial

building, 7-bay. Painted ashlar, channelled quoins,

moulded plinth; moulded cill course at 1st floor above

guilloched band course; decoratively bracketted main

cornice. Entrance in centre bay with heavily blocked

architrave and consoled canopy with acroteria. Moulded

architraves to round-arched ground floor windows in

flanking bays; Mannerist aedicules to 1st floor

supported on consoles. Moulded architraves to smaller

2nd floor windows. Plate-glass glazing pattern to sash

and case windows. Stugged, painted ashlar to N return


Gateway to N by court, in painted ashlar wall, with

coping and classical pilaster to gatepier; wrought-iron



Built for Glasgow Gas Light Company, designed by Melvin. Facade only listed.


Gomme and Walker 1987, Worsdall VICTORIAN CITY 1982, p.141.

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