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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 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 5899 6552.

Description

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.

Notes

References

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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