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12-16 (EVEN NOS) ST VINCENT PLACE, ANCHOR BUILDING (Ref:32839)

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 5913 6541.

Description

James Miller, 1906-7. Edwardian Renaissance detail, 7-storey and basement, 7-bay commercial building. Elaborate Carrara wear, faience facade; brick side and rear. Round-arched doorway at centre with masque keystone, putti in spandrels and Ionic columned, segmental porch; large rusticated windows flanking with Mercury-masque keystones; corniced Ionic porch in each outer bay with cartouche above. Consoled balcony to 2nd floor with gilded shields; 3 centre bays at 2nd floor (framed) with channelled pilasters and forming plinth for tripartite recess of 3rd, 4th and 5th floors, divided by giant order Ionic columns; dentil cornice; balustraded eaves gallery with 3 column-framed openings to centre 6th floor windows. Simplified outer bays. ANCHOR LANE ELEVATION: 6 irregularly spaced bays, with faience facing to outer left bay including moulded panel of windows. Large multi-pane metal-framed windows in remaining bays with dividing brick bands. CITIZEN LANE (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular openings with large windows detailed as Anchor Lane elevation. Small-pane sash and case windows. Decorative wrought-iron 2-leaf gates and overthrow to main entrance, and railings to basement recess. INTERIOR: No 12: entrance hall with fine oak woodwork including wainscot panelling, and segmental panel with fluted Ionic columns and cartouches surrounding marble chimneypiece; exuberant 18th century style plasterwork with wreaths, modillions and swagged fruit. Interiors of W offices modernised.

Notes

Built for Henderson Brothers of Anchor Line, hence the nautical emblems, seaweed an shell details, modelled by H H Martyn of Cheltenham.

References

B J 28th November 1906. B 29 June 1907. Further information courtesy of David Walker.

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