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44 Ashley Street Woodside Public School, Albany Annexe

A Category B Listed Building in Hillhead, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8699 / 55°52'11"N

Longitude: -4.2723 / 4°16'20"W

OS Eastings: 257915

OS Northings: 666419

OS Grid: NS579664

Mapcode National: GBR 0HH.1J

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.BQTD

Entry Name: 44 Ashley Street Woodside Public School, Albany Annexe

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373633

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32175

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Hillhead

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Probably H & D Barclay architects; circa 1875. Renaissance villa style building with lower wing to rear and 1902 extension to South. 2 storeys, attics and basement. Polished ashlar, channelled at basement. Main facade 3-bay with advanced centre (entrance) bay: steps oversailing basement to distyle Roman Doric porch with coped parapet over; single architraved window above.

Architraved ground floor windows flank medallions with high relief sculpted heads. 1st floor windows in groups of 3, recessed in common architrave and divided by pilasters with foliate capitals. Flanks similarly treated but 1st floor windows set behind 6-bay pilastrade. South elevation interrupted by 1902 addition. 3-pane glazing pattern. Continuous heavy string course over ground and heavy band course at 1st

floor cills. Eaves course, painted mutule cornice with central pediment. Wallhead stacks with scroll and anthemion decoration. Axial stacks, piended slate roof.

Rear wing 2-storey with single store aisle. Polished ashlar with chamfered windows. Architraved baroque doorpiece with open pediment on consoles and bold keystone. Upper storey with mullioned windows; eaves

supported on brackets.

1902 addition to south, broadly similar but plainer in detail. Facade to Carnarvon Street pedimented with 1902 datestone. School yard with low boundary wall supporting with good cast-iron railings and gates.

Statement of Interest

Formerly Albany Academy.

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