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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: 06/07/1966


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 58992 65526
  • Coordinates258992, 665526


Charles Wilson, 1854. Venetian Renaissance. 3 bays to West

Nile Street, 5 to West George Street, 5 + 1 return bays to

Nelson Mandela Place. Painted ashlar, channelled at ground

floor, vertically tooled at angles and around windows. Plinth

rising to cill band of ground floor. All windows casement,

roundheaded. Pilastered entrance to No 68 West George Street,

arched with sculpted relief spandrels. Keyblocks with carved

heads of law lords by A Handyside Ritchie at ground floor.

Ground floor triglyph frieze, guttae, mutule cornice. 1st

floor balustraded balcony, blind at N and E bays in Nelson

Mandela Place; panelled pedestals with rosettes. 1st floor to

West George Street: coupled Corinthian columns framing

roundheaded windows in sculpted cavetto recesses. Venetian

windows to West Nile Street and 1st 3 bays from S on Nelson

Mandela Place flanked by single Corinthian columns;

shell-headed niches in outer bays. Richly sculpted eaves

frieze, dentil band, modillion cornice; balustraded parapet.

N remaining bay simplified on upper floors. Entrance at No 62

West George Street repeating detail of No 68; blind window

above; 1st floor semi-engaged colonnade stops at 3rd bay from

S on St George's Place.

INTERIOR: Genoese staircase with cast-iron balustrade, carved

handrail. Coved, columned library at 1st with original

fittings and furniture.

Library extension T Harold Hughes 1940.

Statement of Special Interest



APSD. Plans SNMR dated 1854. Gomme and Walker, 1968, pp 11,

93, 121-2, 255. Information by courtesy of Buildings of

Scotland Research Unit. Doak (ed) 1977, No 80.

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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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