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Glasgow, 298-306 Clyde Street, Custom House

Custom House (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 298-306 Clyde Street, Custom House

Classification Custom House (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Customs House; Procurator Fiscal's Office

Canmore ID 44269

Site Number NS56SE 133

NGR NS 58847 64882

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/44269

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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

NS56SE 133 58847 64882

REFERENCE;

Architect: John Dobson 1817 (presumably never built)

John Taylor of Taylor & Cresy 1840

See also PSA photographs for underground tunnel, Procurator Fiscal's Office, Dixon Street: G/6211/1 - 15

Site Management (27 September 2007)

Two storey, Greek revival former customs office. 9 bays, 5-bay central section breaking forward. Polished ashlar, channelled at ground floor (acting as plinth). Central pedimented, pilastered entrance. All windows sash and case with 6 or 9-pane glazing per sash, symmetrically arranged with cills at ground floor and both floors in outer bays. 1st floor Greek Doric semi-engaged columns tetrastyle in antis; continuous eaves entablature with triglyph frieze, plain cornice; blocking course, raised to corniced parapet in outer bays of central section and in centre to form podium for sculpted coat of arms. Single bay later additions to E and W: elliptically headed pends with Venetian windows above. (Historic Scotland)

John Taylor was an Irish-born Customs Official who was also responsible for the Customs House at Dundee a few years later. (Ed. EM Doak & A McLaren Young)

Activities

Modification (1873)

Internal alterations carried out by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.

Photographic Survey (18 January 2018)

The former Customs House was recorded prior to alteration and conversion (2018).

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