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

5 AND 7 WELLINGTON STREET AND 306-314 (EVEN NOS) ARGYLE STREETLB43902

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
27/02/1997
Local Authority
Glasgow
Planning Authority
Glasgow
Burgh
Glasgow
NGR
NS 58557 65182
Coordinates
258557, 665182

Description

Frank Burnet and Boston, 1896-99. 5-storey and attic, 4 x 3-bay corner tenement, Renaissance details; commercial premises over shops and public house, with prominent corner tower. Red sandstone ashlar. Channelled at 1st floor, cornice above as cill course to 2nd floor. Tripartite windows with stone mullions, with giant pilaster margins linking those of 2nd and 3rd floors; banded margins and colonnette mullions to 4th floor. Eaves cornice and balustrade flanking raised dies/wallhead stacks(?) Carved cartouches place between 2nd and 3rd floors and dividing bays. Public house with fascia board continuing over flanking shops, modern windows and timber aprons.

CORNER TOWER: 2 windows to each face below corner tower at 1st floor, bowed tripartite windows to 2nd and 3rd floor corbelled out above 1st floor on bracket and corbel course, decorative baluster mullions to 3rd floor windows and cornice above; regular tripartite window at 4th floor but towerhead breaking eaves with elliptically-arched tripartite windows to each face, flanked by Ionic capitalled pilasters and crowned with balustrade and dies.

WELLINGTON STREET ELEVATION: tower in outer bay to left. 3 bays to centre and right with door flanking covered pend to outer right and public house to centre and left at ground. Regular fenestration above.

ARGYLE STREET ELEVATION: tower in bay to right. Public house front at ground in bay to right, modern shopfronts in those to centre and left at ground. Regular fenestration above.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows.

INTERIOR: not seen.

Statement of Special Interest

Respectful of floor levels of neighbouring premises in Argyle Street and earlier Thomsonesque tenement in Wellington Street (now demolished, September 2007), it is a decent tenement included largely for townscape value in relation to its neighbours and in consideration of its prominent corner position. Access to the now demolished Nos 9-11 Wellington Street was also through the pend in Wellington Street elevation of Nos 5-7, and the floor areas above were apparently linked internally. Built for Robert Balfour Esq.

References

Bibliography

Glasgow City Archives D of G Ref 1/5103, 10 June 1896. Information from Iain Paterson, Glasgow City Council.

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)

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