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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 21/07/1988


  • Local Authority: Glasgow
  • Planning Authority: Glasgow
  • Burgh: Glasgow

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NS 58085 66010
  • Coordinates: 258085, 666010


Robert Duncan, 1898. Cast-iron classical building with ashlar dressings and cladding. 3 storeys rising to 4 in central section; 3 bays with windows arranged 5-5-5 articulated with giant order of 4 Corinthian pilasters rising through 1st and 2nd floors. 3-bay pilastered recessed entry at No 514 Sauchiehall Street flanked by modern shop fronts. Raised central section with broken pedimented front, bracketted with sculpted frieze and tympanum with globe on pedestal. All windows sash and case with plate glass. Symmetrical arrangement of 5 cast-iron mullioned windows on each floor of outer bays with mutuled cill band and corbels to 2nd floor. Central 3 windows on 1st and 2nd floors canted with full Corinthian column mullions in outer windows and sculpted pilasters in flat flanking bays. Roman Ionic pilastrade with swags in 4th floor flanked by 3rd floor balustrade with carved end piers.

Interior: arched hall with cast-iron columns, niches, and decorative mirrors.

Statement of Special Interest

An important part of the streetscape, this is a finely detailed building of some quality. Its cast-iron frame is of particular interest. The Cinema Theatre Association note that an early cinema was formerly located to the rear.

References and Notes updated as part of the Cinemas Thematic Study 2007-08



S. R. Archives. D of G. Williamson et al, The Buildings of Scotland - Glasgow (1990), p243. Dictionary of Scottish Architects: (accessed 28.2.08). Further information courtesy of Cinema Theatre Association: (accessed 12.2.08).

About Designations

Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. 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 Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. 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 current legislation.

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