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Colebrooke Street/Great Western Road Glasgow Academy War Memorial and School Boundary Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Hillhead, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8752 / 55°52'30"N

Longitude: -4.2805 / 4°16'49"W

OS Eastings: 257419

OS Northings: 667020

OS Grid: NS574670

Mapcode National: GBR 0FF.CN

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.6LXC

Entry Name: Colebrooke Street/Great Western Road Glasgow Academy War Memorial and School Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373704

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32187

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Hillhead

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

A N Paterson, architect; 1924. Polished ashlar war
memorial set in school wall at junction of Colebrooke
Street and Great Western Road. Stugged ashlar school
wall adjoins school railings at NE, and approach wall to
Great Western Bridge at SE. Memorial plaque flanked by
ashlar piers with wreathed dates commemorating schools
foundation (1845) and its reconstitution (1923).
Central inscribed dedication panel flanked by sculpted
palm branches superimposed on fluted pilasters
supporting incised frieze, mutule cornice and blocking
course. 2 shallow steps up to memorial High school wall
with intermediate ashlar piers with incised band Greek
key detail.

Statement of Interest

The Builder describes the unveiling of the Academy War Memorial on the 11 November 1924, attributing the work to Paterson. The obituary on Millar, written by his former partner A McInnes Gardner in 1922 claims a memorial design for the Academy as his own. It seems probable that Millar designed a memorial but it was not the one chosen; if Paterson had merely been executing Millar's design there would surely have been reference to his name or follow-up to The Builder's attribution.

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