212 SALTMARKET JUSTICIARY COURTS WITH FLANK TO CLYDE STREET (Ref:32844)
This building is in the Glasgow 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 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
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
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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