ROYAL EXCHANGE SQUARE, ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND (Ref:32827)
This building is in the Glasgow Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 06/07/1966.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NS 5905 6530.
Archibald Elliot, 1827. Band with 7-bay temple-fronted facade to Royal Exchange Square, 4 bays to return sides. Cream ashlar sandstone. Base course and ground floor cill course. Main cornice and coped parapet above full entablature. Pedimented Greek Ionic portico, with fluted
columns set on flight of 9 shallow steps; single row of coffering to soffit. Pilasters at angles and behind outer columns of portico. Tall architraved windows at ground, and doorway at centre, with consoled cornices, additional moulding to cornice of door. Return elevations with advanced outer bays to E, and intercepted on penultimate bays to E by triumphal arches of Royal Exchange Square (listed separately). Ground floor windows to 3 remaining bays and smaller 1st floor windows to each bay. Modern metal-framed windows.
INTERIOR largely and regrettably modernised in both buildings, in late 1960s by Gratton and McLean, but retaining Elliot's coombed ceiling with shell details and gilding above saloon of 1827 design.
92-100 Buchanan Street by Charles Wilson, 1850-51, abacking the Royal Exchange building, is listed separately, though the 2 are joined internally. Elliot was responsible for the earlier designs of Royal Exchange Square.
Gomme and Walker 1987, p.83. Doak 1977, No.28.
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