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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 48456 63977
248456, 663977


W H Lynn, Belfast, architect; James Young, Glasgow sculptor

1879-82. Mixed classical style, with temple fronts to

east and north, campanile and secondary tower. Basement

/ground floor of channelled ashlar. 1st floor articulated

by Ionic pilasters with round-headed windows or straight

-headed with semi-circular tympana except to centres of

east, north, and west fronts. East elevation; symmetrical

with pedimented hexastyle Corinthian open portico between

curved wings ending in single bays. All on basement with

square piers under portico, and straight headed, voussoired

windows at sides.

Asymmetrical north elevation with 5 bays to left, 3 bays

to right, and projecting 3-bay pedimented block supported

by giant coupled Ionic pillars at sides and engaged columns

between, all on pedestals. Virtually symmetrical west

elevation with 5 flanking 5 bay centrepiece, comprised of

plain outer bays forming bases for campanile and tower

pilastered bays. As at principal floor 3 inner bays with

engaged Ionic columns, fronted by cantilevered balustraded

balcony; above 3 pilastered blind bays with carved panels

with northern tall campanile with elaborately carved clock

stage, octagonal bell-stair above crowned with facetted,

tall fishscale stone slated cap. Lower tower with pilastered

and arcaded upper stage and curved pyramidal cap.

South elevation; 6-5-2 pilastered bays, stepped forward

in blocks to west at right. Slate roof with many stacks.

Fine interior hall with organ and rear gallery and glazed


Statement of Special Interest

St James' Bridge designed as part of same scheme.





About Listed Buildings

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

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