J T Rochead, architect; 1855. Eastern half of terrace gutted
by fire in 1978, rebuilt 1980 in glass reinforced concrete to
original facade design. Long symmetrical terrace of houses;
painted ashlar. Nos 1-10 now Grosvenor Hotel.
83 bays arranged 10-63-10; shallow advanced 10 bay terminal
pavilions. 3 storeys over basement. All openings round arched
with pilastered reveals supporting moulded archivolt with
bold keystone, all set in rectangular recess with flanking
engaged columns of superimposed orders; Tuscan, Ionic and
Corinthian wide flights of steps with ashlar balustrades
oversailing basement to entrances (paired doorpiece and
window) doors with fanlights.
Glazing Nos 10-17 sash windows; 3-pane glazing in lying-pane
pattern, some acid-etched lower sashes. Nos 1-10 (Grosvenor
Hotel) modern pivot windows in original pattern.
Heavy band course serves as plinth to columns at ground.
Above, entablatures act as plinth for columns above with triglyph-consoles supporting heavy continuous ashlar balcony
at 1st floor and cornice over 1st floor. Panelled frieze at
eaves; consoles support mutule main cornice. Tall corniced
axial stacks with widely spaced cans; slate roofs.
Cast-iron railings to basement area; pairs of squat square
ashlar gatepiers with ball finial to each flight of steps.
Facade mouldings carried round to 1st bay of flanks. E flank
to Byres Road reconstructed with modern ground floor
entrance. Interiors: good plasterwork throughout (Nos 11-17)
(esp. at No 17) main rooms. Some tiled fireplaces. Good
cast-iron balusters to stairs.
Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for the designation of buildings, monuments, gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields. We also advise Scottish Ministers on the designation of historic marine protected areas.
Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.
We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.
The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.
Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.
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