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

1, 13, 14, 15 SOUTHPARK TERRACE AND UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, GILMOREHILL CAMPUS BUILDING E11, 2-12 (INCLUSIVE NUMBERS) SOUTHPARK TERRACE INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGSLB32908

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
15/12/1970
Local Authority
Glasgow
Planning Authority
Glasgow
Burgh
Glasgow
NGR
NS 57070 67025
Coordinates
257070, 667025

Description

1862. 3-storey and basement, 42-bay palace block of Renaissance-detailed townhouses with raised and advanced central and terminal pavilions. Bays arranged 6-12-6-12-6, end and central bays raised and advanced. Polished ashlar, droved to basement, channelled at ground floor. Ground floor band and cornice courses; 1st floor cill course; cornice; parapets to pavilion blocks.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: Each entry at head of steps oversailing basement area, recessed architrave. Ground floor cornice band. 1st floor cill band corbelled with projecting cills in advanced bays; windows architraved, consoled and corniced with disc frieze. Plain 2nd floor windows in recessed margins, 4 N return bays repeating main detailing with central narrow arched window (blocked). 4 S return bays as N return with blind windows in 2nd bay at ground and 1st floor, and 3rd bay. Stugged ashlar rear elevation with single later canted bay.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roofs; mutual 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: Decorative cast iron railings to low ashlar cope to street and entrance steps. Rear and mutual rubble boundary walls.

Statement of Special Interest

Southpark Terrace is a little altered terrace of townhouses forming a unified palace fronted block which makes a good contribution to the streetscape. The block is well designed in the Renaissance style and retains the massing and architectural detail of the original design, including a prominent channelled ashlar ground floor. The buildings also retain a number of high quality interior finishes which are characteristic of the period during which they were designed, and include elaborate detailed plasterwork. Nos 2-12 are now in use as University departmental buildings and student apartments.

The Post Office Directory of shows all 15 houses occupied by 1866. Where professions are shown, the street appears to have attracted a mixture of academics, professionals and merchants.

Formerly listed as 'Southpark Terrace, 1-15 (inclusive Nos)'.

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 1894; Glasgow Post Office Directory 1866-67; A Gomme, D Walker, Architecture of Glasgow, (1968) p. 296; 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. 351.

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.

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