68 WEST GEORGE STREET, 12 NELSON MANDELA PLACE, ROYAL FACULTY OF PROCURATORS (Ref:33235)
This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 06/07/1966.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NS 5899 6552.
Charles Wilson, 1854. Venetian Renaissance. 3 bays to West Nile Street, 5 to West George Street, 5 + 1 return bays to Nelson Mandela Place. Painted ashlar, channelled at ground floor, vertically tooled at angles and around windows. Plinth rising to cill band of ground floor. All windows casement, roundheaded. Pilastered entrance to No 68 West George Street, arched with sculpted relief spandrels. Keyblocks with carved heads of law lords by A Handyside Ritchie at ground floor. Ground floor triglyph frieze, guttae, mutule cornice. 1st floor balustraded balcony, blind at N and E bays in Nelson Mandela Place; panelled pedestals with rosettes. 1st floor to West George Street: coupled Corinthian columns framing roundheaded windows in sculpted cavetto recesses. Venetian windows to West Nile Street and 1st 3 bays from S on Nelson Mandela Place flanked by single Corinthian columns; shell-headed niches in outer bays. Richly sculpted eaves frieze, dentil band, modillion cornice; balustraded parapet. N remaining bay simplified on upper floors. Entrance at No 62 West George Street repeating detail of No 68; blind window above; 1st floor semi-engaged colonnade stops at 3rd bay from S on St George's Place. INTERIOR: Genoese staircase with cast-iron balustrade, carved handrail. Coved, columned library at 1st with original fittings and furniture. Library extension T Harold Hughes 1940.
APSD. Plans SNMR dated 1854. Gomme and Walker, 1968, pp 11,
93, 121-2, 255. Information by courtesy of Buildings of
Scotland Research Unit. Doak (ed) 1977, No 80.
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