30-40 (EVEN NOS) ST VINCENT PLACE, KNOWN AS 30 ST VINCENT PLACE (Ref:32841)
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 5908 6542.
John Burnet Sen, 1870-73. Asymmetrical 7-bay Venetian Renaissance, 3-storey and basement bank. White sandstone ashlar, channelled at ground with vermiculated quoins; mutule cornice above ground, moulded 2nd floor cill course and modillion main cornice; balustrade and dies with finials. Main entrance bay wider and slightly advanced, off-centre to right. Tripartite doorway with semi-circular door flanked by polished granite columns with Ionic capitals, heraldic carving, various moulded bands and Father Clyde keystone. Round-arched window above set in tripartite panel, flanked by paired Ionic columns and with broken-open segmental pediment above enclosing cartouche; figures flanking with further paired outer columns bearing statue figure groups. 3 2nd floor windows to entrance bay divided by paired pilasters and columns. Moulded parapet with shell ornament over main cornice and broken segmental pediment clasping plinth for urn; flanking pedestals with urn finials. Cupped roundels holding masques in spandrels between round-arched ground floor windows. Outer bay to left with paired arches, outermost as door. Round-arched 1st floor windows with dividing Ionic columns and pilasters, architraved at 2nd with dividing Corinthian order in similiar pattern. Outer left bay with paired Ionic columns above ground floor, Corinthian to 2nd floor. Round-arched windows in timber bipartite form with attached, slender cast-iron column mullions and stone lintels. Plate glass casement and sash and case windows. INTERIOR: square 5 x 5 bay cortile Banking Hall, echoing Brunelleschi's Ospedal degli Innocenti, Florence, at ground and attached Ionic columns. Similarly detailed upper gallery with narrower arches and bipartite openings; modillion cornice; head roundels to spandrels. Segmentally arched and coffered ceiling with oval glass dome and decorative leaded glazing, ribbed and glazed oval cupola. Fine consoled mahogany island counter.
Sculpture by John Mossman, other figures by Grassby.
Original cost, $35,000. Alterations by John Burnet and
Son, 1902, to interior of western bays, and alteration
to westmost doorway.
BN 19th September 1873. BAILLIE 12 April 1871, F Worsdall
VICTORIAN CITY p.60. Additional information courtesy of
Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.
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