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Glasgow Academy, Colebrooke Street, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Hillhead, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.8758 / 55°52'32"N

Longitude: -4.2795 / 4°16'46"W

OS Eastings: 257486

OS Northings: 667087

OS Grid: NS574670

Mapcode National: GBR 0FF.LF

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.7KDW

Plus Code: 9C7QVPGC+86

Entry Name: Glasgow Academy, Colebrooke Street, Glasgow

Listing Name: Colebrooke Street Glasgow Academy

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373703

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32186

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Hillhead

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Tagged with: School building

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H and D barclay; 1878. Square symmetrical school with
Grecian details. Built on raised podium; 2 storeys,
attics and basement. 7-bay elevation arranged 1-5-1.
Polished ashlar, partly channelled at ground. Wide
channelled pilasters at angles and terminal bays. Wide
flight of steps rise to massive central block-pediment
doorpieces with ramped architraves, panelled wooden
outer door. All windows set in polished ashlar masonry
panels except at ground floor terminal bays which are
channelled. All windows with ramped architraves and
aprons. At 1st floor centre 5 bays recessed in
hexa-style Ionic colonnade, flanked by channelled
pilasters; plate-glass glazing, pivot windows. Heavy
band course over ground, eaves course; heavy
bracketted cornice. 5 flat-roofed dormers; slate roofs.
Interior: Glazed vestibule screens with ramped and
architraved doorpiece with stylized scroll pediment.
Fine acid etched glass to door panels and sidelights.
Classrooms arranged round central well/cortile with fine
cast-iron or wooden parapet balustrade. To S. at ground
floor, massive Corinthian column screen leads to stair.
All doors in ramped architrves with cornice/pediment.
At N. and S. walls of attic floor, war memorial panels.

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