James Millar, architect; 1897-8. Free Arts and Crafts/ Glasgow Style terrace of tenements with shops at ground; built on steeply sloping site. Polished red ashlar. Elevation to Great Western Road: asymmetrical 3 storeys and attic; irregular bays. Full-height tourelles corbelled out at 1st floor over ogival doorpieces at angles. Doorpieces with flanking "term pilasters" carrying entablature; moulded foliate keystone and spandrel panels. Varied fenestration throughout; near, centre bay emphasised by paired round-arched windows at 1st floor divided by carved pier supporting 2nd floor 3 irregularly placed square oriels supported on stone corbels. Otherwise, single-light or bipartite windows with transom and/or mullion; at 1st floor flanked by incised strip-pilasters. Sash windows; upper part (and attic windows) multi-pane glazing; lower part plate-glass. Heavy string course over ground; cill and lintel strings to upper floors. Attic storey: eaves broken by gables; wall-head piended and round- headed dormers. Tall single stack corbelled from 2nd floor. Axial stacks, slate roofs. Tourelles with deeply over-hanging ogee domes and lead finials. Elevation to East: asymmetrical curved facade. Corbelled balustraded balcony to 1st floor. 2 tall stacks rise from 1st floor to flank 2- storey canted oriel windows with elaborate curvilinear gable above.
Elevation to West: asymmetrical; 3 segmentally arched windows to ground floor with moulded cills. Tall stacks corbelled from 1st floor; round-headed dormers. Rear elevation: raised basement and sub- basement. Projecting 2-storey bays at each end: that to West with shaped gable, that to East balustraded. Symmetrical central elevation with access to upper floors from 1st floor balustraded balcony supported on bold brackets and relieving arches. Varied fenestration; 2 square oriels at 2nd floor with gables rising asymmetrically above. Deep triangular basement area with bull-faced retaining wall.
We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/shep-dec2011.pdf, Annex 2, pp74-76.
The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.
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Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see www.historic-scotland.gov.uk.
Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. 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 current legislation.
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