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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: 16/03/1993


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NS 60269 65173
  • Coordinates: 260269, 665173


Charles Wilson, 1848, as R F and J Alexander's Cotton Spinning Mill; subsequently converted, and opened 1909 as hotel for working men, with roller skating rink 200' long and laid with maple floor. Neil C Duff, architect. Original building plain Italian renaissance. Fireproof construction, with jack-arches, brick on lower floors, concrete on corrugated arched plates to upper floors. Massive symmetrical block, 6 storeys above sunken basement including (additional) attic storey (also to design of Duff) above main cornice; massive symmetrical front with shallow advanced 3-bay ends; emphasis at centre and neo-baroque doorcase by Duff. Painted ashlar with rusticated quoins and dressings to - mostly basket- arched - ground floor openings; minimal decoration above ground. Roof concealed from street.

Statement of Special Interest

Converted to flats with additional residential properties within the grounds 2009.



David Thomson's memoir of Wilson in Glasgow Philosophical Society, paper read 13th March 1882; Hume, 1974, G53; fig 8. Williamson, et al, Glasgow, 1990, p154.

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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