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

1-24 (INCLUSIVE NOS) ROYAL CRESCENT WITH 1 NORTH CLAREMONT STREET AND 36 KELVINGROVE STREETLB33120

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
15/12/1970
Local Authority
Glasgow
Planning Authority
Glasgow
Burgh
Glasgow
NGR
NS 57287 65984
Coordinates
257287, 665984

Description

Alexander Taylor, 1839-51. Classical curving terrace block of 57 bays. 3 storeys and basement raised and advanced in centre and 4-storey, 5-bay end pavilions with coupled, giant Corinthian pilasters rising through 1st and 2nd floors. Ashlar, partly painted, channelled at ground floor, droved ashlar basement. Windows mainly sash and case in architraves, some with glazing bars. Entrances mainly at head of steps oversailing basement area. Ionic pilastered entry to Nos 23 and 24 with block pedimented, consoled window above; projecting Greek Ionic half-fluted porticos with coupled columns in centre at Nos 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19 with consoled projecting cornice above; remaining corniced entrances with shouldered architraves. Ground floor windows tripartite bow windows with Doric pilaster mullions, tripartite windows with stone mullions above with consoled projecting cornice, shouldered architraves, aprons; 1st floor single windows lugged and shouldered architraves, aprons, cill band formed by ground floor cornice; 1st floor consoled cornice. Block pedimented, 2-light, stone mullioned windows at 2nd floor, parapet raised to coupled stacks above entrances in lower section.

Elevation to North Claremont Street: 3 bays; tetrastyle Corinthian pilastrade rising through 1st and 2nd floor; fluted Greek Ionic portico flanked by pedimented windows, 1st floor outer corniced, central consoled, pedimented; wallhead stack as main elevation; low channelled boundary wall to N with symmetrical pedimented entrances.

Elevation to Kelvingrove Street: 6 bays with 3-bay, bowed, recessed corner section, corniced windows at 1st and 2nd floor; pilastered entry at No 36 Kelvingrove Street. Cast-iron railings.

References

Bibliography

Glasgow Sasines. Glasgow Past and Present.

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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