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Free College Mission, 329-345 North Woodside Road, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Hillhead, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.8755 / 55°52'31"N

Longitude: -4.2759 / 4°16'33"W

OS Eastings: 257706

OS Northings: 667041

OS Grid: NS577670

Mapcode National: GBR 0GF.9K

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.9L25

Plus Code: 9C7QVPGF+5J

Entry Name: Free College Mission, 329-345 North Woodside Road, Glasgow

Listing Name: 329-345 (Odd Nos) North Woodside Road

Listing Date: 20 May 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373863

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32231

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Hillhead

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Tagged with: Architectural structure

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Circa 1879. Gothic Hall built as the Mission Hall of
Free College Church. In 1883 the Boys Brigade was
founded here and continued to meet in the building until
December 1973. 3-storeys. Stugged ashlar with polished
ashlar margins, stonecleaned. 6-bay elevation to North
Woodside Road. Pointed arch portal with granite nook
shafts; shouldered doorpiece with hoodmould. Paired
pointed arch ground floor windows; 1st floor windows
shouldered and mullioned. 2nd floor windows, set in
individual gablets, paired and with trefoil heads under
pointed arch hoodmould. String courses at cills; plain
main cornice; skewputts; slate roofs. A plaque at
ground floor level commemorates the Boys Brigade founder
Sir W A Alexander, and refers to the larger original
memorial plaque of 1933, now resited in the Stevenson
Memorial Church, Belmont Street.

Statement of Interest

Of great historical importance as the foundation site

and meeting place of the First Glasgow Company, The Boys

Brigade, the earliest uniformed youth organisation in

the world.

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