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200 ST VINCENT STREET (Ref:33162)

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 5859 6554.

Description

Sir J J Burnet (Burnet, Son and Dick), 1926-9, major internal remodelling 1986/7. Modern classical, 7-storey and basement

commercial building on corner site. 5 x 5 wide bays. Ashlar,

granite plinth. Central entrance with flanking attached

columns supporting lettered panel with relief sculpture

"NORTH BRITISH & MERCANTILE BUILDING" Diocletian window above,

flanked by Doric columns supporting (later) crouching figure

sculpture; figure sculpture above entrance on carved bracket,

St Andrew, by Archibald Dawson dated 1927 flanking figure

circa 1952. Ground floor plain arcade, on coupled Doric

columns with rosette necking in outer bays at St Vincent

Street; ground floor cill band, corniced windows, with

stylised keyblocks recessed between ground and 1st floor,

below Diocletian windows, diminutive aedicule with open

segmental pediment in central light above entrance bay. All

windows casement with metal glazing bars. 2nd floor windows

with moulded cills, keyblocked above every 3rd window. Slightly projecting plain 3rd floor entablature forms 4th floor cill

band. 6th floor cill band, every third window keyblocked with

voussoirs. Bold cornice with dentil band broken in 1st bay from

S at West Campbell Street by corniced wallhead stack slightly

advanced and rising from base plinth. Sculpted cartouche

with lettering "NB&M" on SW angle between 5th and 6th floors.

White brick rear elevation with ashlar dressings to coupled

ground floor arcade.

Boundary grey granite are with bold piers walls to St Vincent

Street.

Notes

Burnet's last design in Scotland. Former North British and Mercantile Building.

References

Doak (ed) 1977, No 178. Gomme and Walker, 1968, pp 209, 295. S R Archives, D of G 1926/177

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