Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

201 NORTH STREET, KENT ROAD, AND BERKELEY STREET, MITCHELL LIBRARYLB33095

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
15/12/1970
Local Authority
Glasgow
Planning Authority
Glasgow
Burgh
Glasgow
NGR
NS 57901 65873
Coordinates
257901, 665873

Description

Wm B Whitie, 1906-11. Edwardian Baroque public library.

3 storeys and basement. Symmetrical. Square plan, later

infilling in 2 parts up to facade of former St Andrew's

Halls, now Mitchell Library. 18 bays with 2 7-bay returns.

Polished light ashlar, channelled at ground floor, granite

plinth. Sash and case and casement windows, multi-light

glazing.

MAIN ELEVATION: bays arranged 3-3-6-3-3, bowed centre,

advanced and raised ends with giant order of semi-engaged

Roman Doric columned main entrance, scroll keyblocked

doorpiece with rusticated bands, triglyph frieze, mutule

cornice, parapet with seated figure sculpture by John

Miller (London) breaking through keyblocked staircase

windows above cupola dome with elliptically-headed,

keyblocked, windows, standing figure sculpture by T J

Clapperton (London).

LINKING BAYS: ground floor windows keyblocked with flat

voussoirs, corniced 1st floor windows, architraved 2nd

floor windows, bracketted cornice balustrade.

OUTER ADVANCED BAYS: giant Ionic columns in antis

through 1st and 2nd floors. Corniced 1st floor windows,

scroll keyblocked 2nd floor windows, dentil band,

modillion cornice and balustrade. 7-bay return elevations

continuing main detailing with giant order of columns

as main elevation. Keyblocked entrances in W bays.

INTERIOR: open well circular staircase with stone

balustraded parapet. Extensive wood-carving in public

areas, main reading room and Jeffrey Library. Coved

ceilings with plasterwork escutcheons.

Statement of Special Interest

Joinery and Carpentry John Cochrane. Mahogany bookcases...

Wylie and Lochead, marble linings Galbraith and Winton.

References

Bibliography

S.R. Archives, D of G 2/632, 1906.

Information by courtesy of Building of Scotland Research

Unit.

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. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. 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.

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