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Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 56724 67367
256724, 667367


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.

Statement of Special Interest

Part of Great Western Road A group.



Gomme and Walker 1968; pp91-2

About Listed Buildings

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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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