Listed Building

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163 BUCHANAN STREET AND NELSON MANDELA PLACE, FORMER ST GEORGE'S PLACE, ST GEORGE'S TRON PARISH CHURCH (CHURCH OF SCOTLAND)Reference: LB33003

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 06/07/1966

Location

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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 59032 65500
  • Coordinates259032, 665500

Description

William Stark, 1807. Classical, polished ashlar,

rectangular plan church with eastern main entrance and

Baroque steeple.

3-bay eastern vestibule section facing Buchanan Street

with 4, giant, semi-engaged Doric columns; continuous

plinth. Central consoled, corniced entrance with similar

flanking windows; keyblocked lunette above entrance,

rectangular stairlights flanking; eaves cornice;

balustraded parapet in outer bays. Single bay N and S

returns with altered consoled, corniced entrances with

fanlights and recessed, arched keyblocked window above.

Droved ashlar, side elevations, slightly recessed with

basement and margin-glazed windows to ground and gallery

levels.

3-STAGE STEEPLE: 1st stage balustraded parapet, giant

square angle pilasters columns; arched belfrey openings

with louvres, plain entablature. 2nd stage balustraded

parapet, 4 octagonal angle piers surmounted by obelisks

flanking slender upper stage with arched louvred belfry

openings, plain entablature. 3rd stage scrolled angle

supports, clock, to each face, circular dwarf Doric

colonnade surmounted by obelisk.

REAR ELEVATION: 4 bays, blind outer bays; simple, gable

pediment with stack; 2 tall, narrow, round-headed

windows; low wing projecting from central bays.

INTERIOR: Galleried with slim cast-iron columns, flat

ceiling with shallow, transverse barrel vault under

gallery; circular marble pulpit.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in use as such.

References

Bibliography

Scottish APSD. Gomme and Walker, 1968 pp 69-70, 133n 238,

255. Hay, ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTTISH POST REFORMATION

CHURCHES 1957, pp 135, 263. Doak (ed) 1977 No 15.

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