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Glasgow, 162-164 Gorbals Street, British Linen Bank

Bank (Financial) (20th Century), Flat(S) (20th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 162-164 Gorbals Street, British Linen Bank

Classification Bank (Financial) (20th Century), Flat(S) (20th Century)

Canmore ID 161778

Site Number NS56SE 429

NGR NS 58969 64179

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

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162-170 Gorbals Street, 1897, James Salmon Jr

The last remaining Gorbals tenement, designed just before Salmon's elevation to the partnership. Arts & Crafts iron balcony over bay window; tower at the other end with small windows and steep pediments, the original turret missing. Scroll inscribed 'British Linen Company Bank' above entrance to former ground-floor bank, which was provided with a very atmospheric Glasgow Style interior by the 'Wee Troot', as Salmon was affectionately known. Compare with the contemporary Govan Cross Bank by John Gaff Gillespie, Salmon's colleague and future partner (see p. 00). Awaiting new use, abandoned and at risk.

Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

Architecture Notes

NS56SE 429 58969 64179

NS56SE 2075 58967 64172 166, 170 Gorbals Street, British Linen Bank


Architect Salmon & Gillespie.


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