Basic Site Details

Name: 396-450 Sauchiehall Street
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: A block of shops and warehouses with dwellings above. A drawing of the entrance doorway was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1909.

Building News reported:

The block consists of shops and warehouses on the basement, ground and entresol floors and dwelling houses etc above. The doorways, with the rest of the ground and entresol floors are faced with Greek marble, the enrichments being of cast bronze produced by the cire perdue process. The upper floors contain twelve large dwelling houses which are approached by a handsome staircase and elevator. The principal contractors were Messrs P and W Anderson Limited; the clerk of works was Mr William Bone and the architect Mr T L Watson

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Ashfield House incorrectly given as Ashley House in listing notice

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Tenement Twelve dwellings above first floor
Item 2 of 2Commercial premises shops and warehouses to basement ground and mezzanine floors

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 22, Garnet StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2396-450A, Sauchiehall StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219001903 West section
Item 2 of 219071908 East section


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Lennox WatsonArchitectA19001908 
Item 2 of 3Henry MitchellArchitectA19071908 
Item 3 of 3Watson & MitchellArchitectural practiceA19071908 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and BellRoyal Academy exhibitors (no date) 1909, no 1475
Item 2 of 3Sparrow, W ShawN.D.Urban houses and cottages homes, a companion volume to the British Home of Today  p67
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p243

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News22 October 190997 p603 and illustration of doorway illustrated at the Royal Academy
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal1921 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsT L Watson's obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33194396-450A (Even Nos) Sauchiehall Street
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Henry Mitchell: L v19 no1465
Item 3 of 3Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 1/1261