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

71-79 (ODD NOS) RENFIELD STREET WITH 48-50 (EVEN NOS) WEST REGENT STREETLB33102

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
15/12/1970
Local Authority
Glasgow
Planning Authority
Glasgow
Burgh
Glasgow
NGR
NS 58884 65646
Coordinates
258884, 665646

Description

Alfred Waterhouse, 1888-9. Flemish Renaissance, 4-storey,

attic and basement commercial building on corner, modern

shops to ground floor, Renfield Street; 5 x 5 unequal

bays with angled corner bay. Red brick with ashlar

dressings, plinth. Ground floor cornice; 1st floor cill

band; 2nd floor corbelled cill band, plain entablature;

3rd floor corbelled cill band, bracketted eaves cornice;

crowstepped gabled and pedimented dormers with finials. 3,

2 and single light sash and case windows with stone

mullions and transomes.

ANGLE BAY: shallow arched entrance at ground floor, deep

bracketted balcony with cast-iron balusters above; 2nd

and 3rd floor outer pilaster strips carrying elaborately

corbelled circular tourelles with pepper pot roofs flanking

crowstepped gable.

ELEVATION TO RENFIELD STREET: pierced eaves parapet,

4-light crowstepped dormer repeated in 2 W bays to West

Regent Street.

ELEVATION TO WEST REGENT STREET: 5 bays 2 western under

with 3 cross windows to each bay above 1st arched ground

floor windows and deep bracketted balcony at 1st floor.

Decoration of main elevation continues 1 bay into NW

return at Bath Lane.

INTERIOR: De Quincey's Public House: polychromatic tiled

interior with chimneypiece and arched column screen.

Wall plaque at 1st floor N bay commemorating residence

of Thomas de Quincey.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for Prudential Insurance Company.

References

Bibliography

BN Sept 26, 1890. S. R. Archives, D of G 1/731.

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.

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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