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This building is in the Glasgow Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 06/07/1966.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5915 6540.


J T Rochead, 1867-70. Italian Renaissance bank and office

building 3-storey and basement palazzo, 9-bays to St

Vincent Place, 7 to George Square, 3-bays to No 2 Anchor

Lane with 4 more bays in much reduced detail to No 4

Anchor Lane, the latter with attic storey. Sculpture by

William Mossman. Massive atlantes doorpiece with Bank of

Scotland crest above flanked by symbolic figures; shell-

headed door piece and flanking pilastered shell-headed

windows divided by pilaster strips of banded vermiculation to

ground floor, consoled segmental shell pediments to 1st floor

with balustraded balconies, architraves to 2nd; guilloched

2nd floor cill course, cornice with tripled brackets, balustrade

and dies (formerly with urns). Modern plate glass glazing;

moulded coping to stacks.

INTERIOR: Banking Hall of 3 x 3 bays square, with Corinthian

columns dividing panelled areas and supporting modillioned

frieze and semi-circular panels with masqued keystones and

caryatid in spandrels supporting, flat trabeated ceiling with hemispherical glazed and chequered dome; decorative plasterwork; original consoled panelled counter. Vestibule with inlaid

marble floor, balustrade and open pedimented and consoled

doorpieces. Some internal work by Andrew Balfour.


Rochead set the pattern for the composition of the W range of George Square by this Barryesque palazzo design, followed by Sellars and by John Burnet to the N, with variations. The doorpiece was carved in the manner of David Bryce's Western Bank, Edinburgh, and the attenuated cornice brackets reflect David Hamilton's Western Club.


H R Hitchcock, EARLY VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE pp.366-7. Gomme and Walker 1987, p.157. Further information courtesy of David Walker. APSD

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