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196, 198 WEST GEORGE STREET AND 118 WELLINGTON STREET (Ref:33246)

This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 15/12/1970.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5870 6560.

Description

Circa 1830. (Probably) a pair of flatted classical houses converted to offices. 2-storey and basement, 5 x 5 bays. Polished ashlar, droved ashlar return and rear elevation, channelled with voussoirs at ground floor. Basement blind; ground floor recessed windows set in arcade with moulded cills and plain aprons. Central Roman Ionic portico at head of stone steps oversailing basement at West George Street, dentil cornice; Ionic pilastered, arched doorpiece altered to window in centre bay at Wellington Street. 1st floor cill band; consoled, corniced windows, pedimented above entry on each elevation. Plain entablature; dentil band, eaves cornice; blocking course. Panelled scrolled, corniced wallhead stack with fluted pot to West George Street; 2 symmetrical corniced wallhead stacks to Wellington Street.REAR ELEVATION: some 12-pane glazing. Corniced ashlar boundary wall with panels to N in Wellington Street and return to West Regent Lane.

Notes

Probably by John Brash (Gomme and Walker). Listed Category A for the quality of the elevation, now a rare unaltered survival.

References

Gomme and Walker, 1968 p 298.

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