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

37-47 (ODD NOS) VIRGINIA STREETReference: LB32795

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 59256 65118
  • Coordinates259256, 665118


Circa 1817. Symmetrical 10-bay tenement, with classical

details. Ashlar, with base course, moulded 1st floor

cill course and main cornice. Arched pend with wrought-

iron gates at centre (to Virginia Court, listed

separately). Ionic pilastered entrances to 3rd and 8th

bays, with fielded panelling to 2-leaf doors of latter.

Recessed segmental panels in outer bays, with doors

inset. 2 ground floor windows altered to bipartite.

Recessed arched panels with windows inset at centre to

1st floor. Architraves to flanking windows, with incised

ornament to those of outer windows. 2nd and 3rd floors

with plain windows to each bay.

Rear elevation to Virginia Court, rendered and lined.

Slates. Winding stone stairs.

Statement of Special Interest

Designed in conjunction with 51-53 Virginia Street and Virginia Court known collectively as Virginia Buildings. (see separate listings). These buildings are important examples of a unified street and court complex and are the best remaining examples of their type and period. Early sign writing painted on to the ashlar from the 1820s survives in the doorway of No 37, including signage for the legal practice of C D Donald and Sons.



Gomme and Walker 1987, p.54.

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