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Glasgow, 1-7 George Square, General Post Office

Post Office (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 1-7 George Square, General Post Office

Classification Post Office (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 194 Ingram Street; Hanover Street; No 1 Glasgow; South Frederick Street

Canmore ID 142452

Site Number NS56NE 658

NGR NS 59282 65312

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Architecture Notes

NS56NE 658 59282 65312

ARCHITECT: Robert Matheson, 1875-6.

Remodelled by W.W. Robertson, 1892-4. Side blocks by W.T.Oldrieve and C.J.W. Simpson, 1914-16.

International competition to convert building to National Gallery of Scottish Art and Design won by Page & Park, 1996; scheme abandoned following funding problems. Converted to No 1 Glasgow, a #45m retail and leisure complex by Hugh Martin Partnership, 2000.

J Rodger 1999


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