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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 15/12/1970


  • Local Authority: Glasgow
  • Planning Authority: Glasgow
  • Burgh: Glasgow

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 59326 64999
  • Coordinates259326, 664999


T P Marwick (Edinburgh) with W Birnie Rhind, sculptor,

1903. Mixed renaissance style, for National Bank.

4-storey and attic, commercial building, 4 bays to

Glassford Street, 3 bays to the Trongate plean ashlar,

with polished granite base course and columns.

Channelled ground floor with rounded arrises, banded


GLASSFORD STREET ELEVATION: 3 round-arched bays at

ground to centre and right; off-centre Roman Doric

columned doorpiece set in central arch, with semi-

circular carved panel above, flanked by 2 similarly

headed windows. Smaller architraved and keystoned door in

N bay with small stair windows in 2 storeys above.

Modillion cornice above ground floor. 3 keystoned and

corniced windows with Gibbs surrounds in 1st and 2nd

floors. Corbelled corner turrets rising through 3rd

floor and attic and capped with finialled domes.

Corbelled, Ionic engaged columns divide 3rd floor

windows, modillioned main cornice with elaborate, 3-

stage, aediculed, wallhead gable above with sculpted


TRONGATE ELEVATION: detailed as Glassford Street without

left-hand door and stair window bay; glazing to 3 arches

at round.

REAR ELEVATION: ashlar with tall panelled stack rising

from 3rd floor. Steep pyramidal roof and wrought-iron


Small-pane casement windows. Slated French pyramid

roof with decorative iron ridge railings.

Interior modernised.

Statement of Special Interest

Built on site of Shawfield Mansion, by Colen Campbell,

1712, destroyed 1793, and bears a plaque commemorating

this fact. Model exhibited at RSA 1902. Builders were

Muir and Son, Glasgow.



B June 20th 1903. BJ Nov 28th, 1906. Information

courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, 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.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

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

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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