1-29 (ODD NOS) AND 2-40 (EVEN NOS) ROYAL EXCHANGE SQUARE WITH 145-147 (ODD NOS) QUEEN STREET AND ARCHWAYS (Ref:32826)
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 5910 6526.
Nos 1-29 at S, David Hamilton and Robert Black, 1830, and Nos 2-40 at N, Hamilton and James Smith, based on scheme by Archibald Elliot II. 3-storey classical terraces to N and S sides of square, with shops and offices, and on return to E in Queen Street with attics to end pavilions. Ashlar, mostly painted; base course. Modern shops at ground, mostly retaining regular piers of original fronts. QUEEN STREET ELEVATIONS: symmetrical pair, each of 5 bays. Panelled pilasters dividing bays at ground, with tall, panelled doors to outer (N or S bay respectively) bays; frieze and cornice above; attached, giant order Ionic columns to 1st and 2nd floors and end pilasters, with moulded cill and lintel bands between set-back windows; pilastered jambs to 1st floor windows. Full entablature; windows set in panels of parapet, between panelled dies, and with blocking course above centre 3 bays. ROYAL EXCHANGE SQUARE ELEVATIONS: bays arranged 11-5-13- 5, from W to E, each side, with 13 bays recessed between 5-bay blocks, 11 bays boldly advanced. 5-bays to E end to N and S, detailed at Queen Street elevation, but with Ionic pilasters, not columns, and with doorways in different bays. Pends to Nos 7, 9, 10 and 22. Simple architraves to 1st floor windows, with frieze and cornice above 2nd floor with balustrade and dies (balusters missing from N side). 5 bays to W of centre slightly advanced and with giant order pilasters to 1st and 2nd floors, and with attic windows in parapet, as in pavilions to Queen Street. 11 bays to W, advanced to a depth of 1 bay, with architraved windows at 1st and 2nd floors, and cornices to those at 1st; entablature and die, balustrade above. Plate-glass sash and case windows predominating, some small-pane. Slate roofs. TRIUMPHAL ARCHES: closing square to W, flanking Elliot's bank, (listed separately as 92-100 Buchanan Street). Ashlar. Each side, a keystoned semi-circular archway, flanked by paired, fluted Ionic columns, bearing entablature and parapet, coped at end dies; narrow pedestrian openings flanking archway.
Gomme and Walker 1987, pp.83f, 143, 255.
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