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.