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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.

42 VIRGINIA STREETReference: LB32798

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 59284 65102
  • Coordinates259284, 665102


R G Melvin and W Leiper, 1867. Late Italian Renaissance

palazzo style, 3-storey and basement commercial

building, 7-bay. Painted ashlar, channelled quoins,

moulded plinth; moulded cill course at 1st floor above

guilloched band course; decoratively bracketted main

cornice. Entrance in centre bay with heavily blocked

architrave and consoled canopy with acroteria. Moulded

architraves to round-arched ground floor windows in

flanking bays; Mannerist aedicules to 1st floor

supported on consoles. Moulded architraves to smaller

2nd floor windows. Plate-glass glazing pattern to sash

and case windows. Stugged, painted ashlar to N return


Gateway to N by court, in painted ashlar wall, with

coping and classical pilaster to gatepier; wrought-iron


Statement of Special Interest

Built for Glasgow Gas Light Company, designed by Melvin.

Facade only listed.



Gomme and Walker 1987, Worsdall VICTORIAN CITY 1982,


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