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University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Campus Building E10, 57-69 (Odd Numbers) Oakfield Avenue Including Gatepiers, Boundary Walls and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Hillhead, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8732 / 55°52'23"N

Longitude: -4.2851 / 4°17'6"W

OS Eastings: 257123

OS Northings: 666811

OS Grid: NS571668

Mapcode National: GBR 0DG.FC

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.4MQW

Entry Name: University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Campus Building E10, 57-69 (Odd Numbers) Oakfield Avenue Including Gatepiers, Boundary Walls and Railings

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373894

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32236

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Hillhead

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Circa 1868. 3-storey, attic and basement, 21-bay (arranged 6-9-6) classical terrace of 7 townhouses with advanced terminal pavilions. Polished ashlar, channelled at ground. Continuous band-course over ground and at eaves; string courses at 1st and 2nd floor cills.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: Steps oversailing basements to recessed doorpieces. All upper windows architraved; those at 1st floor consoled and corniced with frieze of disc moulding. Flanks and rear elevation droved ashlar with continuous band courses between floors. No 69 much repaired stonework.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roofs; mutual stacks; some octagonal cans.

INTERIORS (seen 1988): plaster cornice and ceiling roses remain; cast-iron balusters to stairs.

GATEPIERS, BOUNDARY WALLS AND RAILINGS: square ashlar gatepiers. Low coped ashlar wall with elongated spearheaded cast iron railings to steps.

Statement of Interest

Oakfield Avenue is part of a complete classical terrace of continuous design stretching the length of the street and dating from the mid 19th century. The terrace is well designed and the continuous unified fa├žade makes a good contribution to the streetscape of the surrounding area which is characterised by villa developments. The interiors were characterised by high quality materials and in particular the use of elaborate cornicing and plasterwork.

Formerly listed as '57-69 (Odd Nos) Oakfield Avenue'. Originally known as 'Wilson Street'. Part of Oakfield Avenue (odd numbers) B Group.

List description updated as part of review of the University of Glasgow Hillhead Campus, 2011. The building number is derived from the University of Glasgow Main Campus Map (2007), as published on the University's website www.gla.ac.uk.

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