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- Category: A
- Date Added: 15/12/1970
- Local Authority: Glasgow
- Planning Authority: Glasgow
- Burgh: Glasgow
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NS 57256 68309
- Coordinates: 257256, 668309
C R Mackintosh 1899. Halls and janitor's house around courtyard to S of Church. Asymmetrical 2-storey elevation to street, tall single storey hall at rear. Grey and snecked ashlar.
W ELEVATION: wide S bay with ground and 1st floor windows in recessed panel under shallow arch supported on impost blocks, gablet above with symbolic niche. Windows with segmental heads linked in Art Nouveau Design. Doorpiece at centre with wide curved margins and lintel SUpported on plain brackets, shallow segmental window over. 4-light window with shallow swan-neck detail to N. Two 1st floor windows with projecting curved cills. Curved stair bay at N with 3 tall narrow Lipped windows. Slate roofs behind parapet.
Buttressed elevation to courtyard with asymmetrical E domestic range, 2 storeys with stair turret.
INTERIOR: ground floor full-height hall; wide, heavy, bolted, collar and tie beam roof with curved bracing. Canted E end with Art Nouveau curved headed, multi-paned window. Walls two thirds panelled with deep Cornice. Hall extension to S with tall folding doors similarly Detailed.
All doors with typical Mackintosh detailed glazed panels. Curved stair with stylised cut-out detail in landing balustrade. Quiet Room and Upper Hall on 1st floor divided by tall doors with ogee design. Both with boarded two thirds panelling. Upper hall top lit with rafter roof.
Statement of Special Interest
Was initially listed as Ruchill Street then listed as 17 Shakespeare Street following re-alignment of road. Re-numbered again as 26 Ruchill Street (2005). Now (2009) known again as 17 Shakespeare Street. Ruchill Parish Church listed seperately.
Gomme and Walker 1987 p 563.
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