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Glasgow, 197 Nithsdale Road

Villa (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 197 Nithsdale Road

Classification Villa (19th Century)

Canmore ID 234072

Site Number NS56SE 1612

NGR NS 56940 63254

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

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

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197 Nithsdale Road, 1894

White ashlar villa, Corinthian columned porch, balustraded canopy with heraldic shield-bearing lion statue and bracketed eaves. Interior decorative scheme, possibly Stephen Adam & Son, including mahogany stair; carved panel timber chimneypieces, hand-painted hearth tiles and decorative brass canopies; decorative bedroom plasterwork and ornamental ceilings. Exceptional internal stained glass, Stephen Adam & Son: vestibule door, Ceres, goddess of summer; vestibule window, bird scenes and lily pad; arcade over hall archway, female heads; stair window, Elizabethan hawking scene to centre, Shakespeare and Burns portrait heads below, strapwork above and vine swags flanking; upper sashes in first-floor drawing room, probably by Adam Jr; Launcelot and Elaine, King Arthur, Queen Guinevere. Villa subdivided 1977.

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


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