St Andrew's Square is a public square in the city of Glasgow, Scotland and lies to the south east corner of Glasgow Cross, close to Glasgow Green. The square is noted for its immense 18th-century classical church, St Andrew's in the Square, from which the square takes its name. The church was completed in 1758, to the designs of architect Allan Dreghorn and master mason Mungo Naismith and is among the finest of its type anywhere in Britain. The interior has lavish 18th century rococo plasterwork. The building is Category A listed. It is one of six squares in the city centre.
The church standing amidst fields on the banks of the Molendinar Burn, was later enclosed by a square, encouraged by the town council who sold the ground to builder developer William Hamilton of Glassford, Lanarkshire, building between 1786 and the early 1790s. He was also the architect of the Tontine in the Trongate. The square became a fashionable residence for some of Glasgow's wealthiest merchants. "Here and in Virginia Street were domiciled the best and wealthiest in the city." The Royal Bank of Scotland opened here in the 18c with David Dale in charge of the agency. Sulman's panoramic Bird's Eye View of Glasgow published in 1864 shows the Square conveniently close to the mercantile centre of Glasgow Cross and the University of Glasgow in High Street.
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scott stevens | Jun 9, 2018
Stunning building and staff v helpful. Beautiful venue
Michael Igoe | Jan 21, 2018
Great place, lovely food. They've got a accessible toilet♿, a ramp to the entrance but for some strange reason a step to get into the courtyard! There's a gate but you would need assistance. Also no drop kerb outside but that would be a counsel issue.
Katie V | Feb 1, 2018
This was our first time here and it is a beautiful building with great acoustics. Really enjoyed the bands except for people being disrespectfully noisy during the first singer. I know this happens a lot now but it was bad enough that venue staff should have intervened to ask them to be quiet as it spoiled the night a bit.
Malcolm Carse | Dec 12, 2017
Had a great Christmas night out there. The food from Café Source was excellent and the entertainment was great fun.
Stephen Brown | Sep 12, 2017
I was here for an archaelogy talk and found the venue beautiful. The seats provided were a little uncomfortable, hence the 4 star rating. But a good venue, excellent surroundings and fabulous surroundings.
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