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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 15/12/1970.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5908 6543.


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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