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6 GORDON STREET, PART OF FORMER COMMERCIAL BANK (Ref:33030)

This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 06/07/1966.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5894 6534.

Description

David Rhind (Edinburgh) 1854-7 for Commercial Bank. Renaissance. Sculpture by Handyside Ritchie 3 and 4 storeys with double-height banking hall at ground floor offices above. 11 bays, arranged 3-5-3 divided by quoins. Central bays raised. Polished ashlar with vermiculated rusticated ground floor and quoins. Roll moulded plinth. Arched ground floor with keystone masks, incised frieze, sculpted cherubic panels of industry; stepped aprons. Dentil band, guilloche frieze. 1st floor: aedicule windows with balconies, Corinthian antae and columns to each section with richly sculpted tympana of cherubim with heraldry over centre bay of each. 2nd floor windows plain with lugged, dropped architraves. 2nd floor entablature with guilloche frieze sculpted panels over quoin strips, dentil band, modillion cornice. Balustrade die parapet to outer bays. Central bays 3rd floor eaves gallery with keyblocked arched windows set in Corinthian semi-engaged colonnade, independent, deeply bracketted cornice. INTERIOR: by James McCallum 1937 with sculpture by J H Clark. Marble-lined banking hall with shallow coved ceiling. Sculpted tablets of industry in frieze.

Notes

This No 78 palazzo style design was influential in commercial buildings of the 1860s and 1870s. Now Royal Bank of Scotland.

References

Information by courtesy fo Buildings of Scotland Research Unit. Hitchcock, EARLY VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE, 1954 p 366. Anderson, COMMERCIAL BANK. Gomme and Walker, 1968 pp 120-1; 289. Doak (ed) 1977.

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