Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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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

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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