Sandstone tenement offices - 19 Lynedoch Street/Terrace (2011 visit & 2013 update):
Located in the west end of the city on the northern side of Kelvingrove Park and across from the classical crescent which was designed by George Smith 1845-48. This plain blond sandstone three storey tenement style Victorian building occupies the corner of Lynedoch Street and Lynedoch Terrace and is a former office. The building is B-listed, vacant and in visibly undergoing significant deterioration as its vacant status slides into dereliction.
The stonework is heavily eroded particularly at the rear where missing stones have allowed pigeons ingress to the building itself. Planning permission was granted to convert to 8 flats, subsequently superceded by an application (Aug 2010) to demolish the building and replace with a modern 'fake' tenement style design matching the scale of the existing building, but foregoing any attempt to restore or refurbish and opt for the sustainable choice. Once again the depressed economy is a derelict building's ally as currently all attempts to redevelop this site have been shelved. Meanwhile though the condition of this once proud Victorian structure continues to deteriorate.
street address: 19 Lynedoch Street, Glasgow, G3 6EF
Latitude / Longitude: 55.868296,-4.274528 (sourced using Google Maps)
Site visits: 02/03/2011 & 24/10/2013
19 Lynedoch Street
corner of Lynedoch Street and Lynedoch Terrace
Lynedoch Street main doorway set back from the street up a short flight of stairs
missing window on top floor allowing the penetration of the weather and pigeons
heavily weathered stonework on the corner
the Lynedoch Terrace and rear lane elevations. The rear elevation is the most heavily eroded of the three major facades of the building.
missing stone at the top of the south-west corner, and exposed roof timbers at the corner of the eaves.
south (rear) elevation onto Woodside Terrace Lane
missing stonework allowing a point of ingress to the rear for pigeons
stonework surface with the stone surface 'blown off'
view west up Woodside Terrace Lane of the east and south elevations, Trinity Church and its three towers are in the background further to the west
Some very recent photographs of this 19th century former terraced house, and latterly offices. Over two years since this last visit, the building had continued to deteriorate and remain unused despite its prominent location near the foot of Park Circus, a mere 250yds from Woodlands Road.
The stone erosion continued unchecked, slipped slates and failure of the roof eaves is present, some smashed panes and numerous fragments of wall stonework missing allowing the ingress of moisture and pigeons.
2014 has apparently seen the final death-knell with the building being undergoing demolition
frontage in 2013 with large damp areas visible
peeling paint and decaying stone
Slipped slates and nail sickness
South-west corner and loss of eaves at corner