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Glasgow, Great Western Road, 1 Great Western Terrace

Terraced House (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, Great Western Road, 1 Great Western Terrace

Classification Terraced House (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 19 Westbourne Gardens South

Canmore ID 44115

Site Number NS56NE 51

NGR NS 56210 67704

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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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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1-11 Great Western Terrace, 1869, Alexander Thomson

The most severe and monumental of the Great Western Road terraces is a long terrace of simply detailed houses, generally of two storeys and basement, with two-house three-storey pavilions located one house from each end, visually creating the illusion of the two-storey block penetrating the taller blocks. This was a unique and successful feature adopted to visually reduce the length of the building. Projecting porches incorporate Ionic columns, deep corbelled eaves and delicate cast-iron railings to basement areas. It is built on a raised level platform. The steps and ramps at each end were cleverly adapted by William Holford & Associates when the road became an Expressway. Notable interiors and top-lit galleried stairwells.

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

Architecture Notes

NS56NE 51 56210 67704

ARCHITECT: Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, 1869.


Construction (1867 - 1877)

Terrace constructed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.


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