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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 5943 6455.


Portico retained from building by William Stark,

architect, 1807-1814. Stark's building was largely

demolished except for the influential Greek period portico

and rebuilt roughly to Stark's designs by J H Craigie (of

Clarke and Bell) 1910-1913. Classical Grecian symmetrical

2-storey and basement building with central advanced

hexastyle portico, 5-bay flanking wings with taller

advanced terminal bays. Polished ashlar, channelled at

ground and end and centre bays.

Fluted Doric portico with pediment, to centre, pilastered

door with projecting lintel, double-leaf doors, fanlight.

To lower 5-bay part, central pedimented consoled door-

pieces), panelled double-leaf doors, fanlight. Most

windows architraved single lights, aproned to ground,

tripartite to 1st at end bays. All sash and case windows

with 2-pane lower sashes and single upper sashes to

ground, plate glass sashes to 1st.

End bays with paired giant pilasters flanking windows.

Raised band course over 1st, triglyph frieze to end and

centre bays, deep plain parapet. Corniced end stacks,

slate roofs. Return elevations of 1-bay to N and S, to

Clyde Street, 5-bay single storey extension in polished

ashlar with advanced bay to left with pedimented doorway.

Details as main facade.

INTERIOR: Ionic screen vestibule with scagiola columns and

panels. Heavy timber doorcases, dentil-course architraves.

Inner hall with Flaxmanesque base-relief frieze and

glazed cupola.


The most important feature of the building is William Starks original portico which at the time of building was probably the second largest in Britain. For a photograph of the original Stark building see Gommme and Walker 1987, p1.46.


Gomme and Walker 1987, p.70. Doak ed. 1977, 23. S R Archives: DOG 2/3020; 1910 plans by Clarke and Bell.

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