Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, GILMOREHILL CAMPUS BUILDING E12, 65-73 (ODD NUMBERS) SOUTHPARK AVENUE INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLSLB32906

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
15/01/1985
Local Authority
Glasgow
Planning Authority
Glasgow
Burgh
Glasgow
NGR
NS 57031 66823
Coordinates
257031, 666823

Description

Circa 1852. 2-storey and basement, 15-bay classical terrace of 5 townhouses. Painted ashlar, droved to basement. Ground floor level band course; eaves cornice, blocking course.

W (SOUTHPARK AVENUE) ELEVATION: Pilastered doorpieces each at head of steps to right. Ground floor windows corniced. Architraved windows to upper floors. No. 73 full-height canted bay. Decorative cast-iron balustrades to entrance steps.

N (RETURN) ELEVATION: 3-bay, mostly blind windows with 12-pane glazing and blind basement windows.

REAR ELEVATION: basement raised to full ground floor. Some extensions.

Timber sash and case windows, 12-pane to No. 65, plate glass to other houses. Grey slate roofs; mutual and wallhead stacks.

INTERIORS (No. 11 seen 2010): original plan form intact; elaborate decorative plasterwork (including cornices, ceiling roses and corbels) to principal spaces; cast-iron balusters and timber handrail to stair; painted stone (possibly marble) fireplaces to former dining and drawing rooms; timber panelled doors and shutters.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: Ashlar cope to street (railings missing). Rear, side and mutual rubble boundary walls.

Statement of Special Interest

Southpark Avenue is a good example of an early terraced development in the Hillhead area, composed of well detailed townhouses. The townhouses are well detailed with a number of architectural features, including prominent channelled ashlar ground floors and corniced eaves courses. The houses also include well detailed interiors with elaborate plasterwork. The regular and relatively unaltered façade makes a good contribution to the streetscape of the surrounding area. The houses are now in use as University departmental buildings, but retain many fine interior features from the period of their construction.

Formerly listed as '65-73 (Odd Nos) Southpark Avenue'.

List description updated as part of review of the University of Glasgow Hillhead Campus, 2011. The building number is derived from the University of Glasgow Main Campus Map (2007), as published on the University's website www.gla.ac.uk.

References

Bibliography

Appears on Ordnance Survey Town Plan 1858; C McKean, D Walker, F Walker, Central Glasgow: Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Illustrated Architectural Guide, (1989) p. 189; E Williamson, A Riches, M Higgs, The Buildings of Scotland: Glasgow, (1990) p. 350.

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)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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