Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 58884 65646
258884, 665646


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.



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

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