Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 57467 66060
257467, 666060


Charles Wilson, 1857. Renaissance former halls on corner site, now Hindu Mandir. 3 x 9 unequal bays. Painted ashlar; rear elevation droved ashlar. Single volume rectangular plan with 2 storeys at rear, sunk basement. Continuous ground floor, pilastraded arcade, with solid moulded cornice transom with Greek key frieze. Wide arches at La Belle Place and outer bays to Clifton Street headed with stylised acroteria; sculpted tympana to Clifton Street; basement band course linked to ground floor cill band. Eaves entablature with sculpted frieze by Mossman depicting the progress of the Arts, dentil cornice. Parapet with dies. Pediments to N and S elevations, incised with lettering at S.

ELEVATION TO LA BELLE PLACE: central entrance bay with architraved door, panel and lunette above, flanked by 2 oblong stair lights.

ELEVATION TO CLIFTON STREET: 7 central glazed bays; with sculpted tympana surmounted by carved heads; southern entrance bay with chamfered panel above. Plain windows La Belle Allee. Corniced and architraved entry with door and fanlights to La Belle Allee.

INTERIOR: gutted and refitted.

Ashlar gate and railing piers. Cast-iron balustrade. Cast-iron lamp standards.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly Queen's Rooms. Incised lettering in south pediment has: ERECTED BY DAVID BELL OF BLACKHALL MERCHANT IN GLASGOW MDCCCLVII CHARLES WILSON MQR ARCHITECT MOSSMAN SCULPTOR W T EDMISTON WRIGHT WILLIAM YORK BUILDER. Converted to First Church of Christ Scientist circa 1948 and later to Hindu Mandir. Place of worship in use as such.



Plans SNMR dated March 1857; APSD; Doak (ed) 1977, No 79. Gomme and Walker, 1968 pp 98-9, 291. E Williamson, A Riches, M Higgs THE BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND: GLASGOW (1990) p279-80.

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.

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