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Great Western Road and Queen Margaret Drive, Botanic Gardens, Police Box

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.878 / 55°52'40"N

Longitude: -4.29 / 4°17'23"W

OS Eastings: 256838

OS Northings: 667356

OS Grid: NS568673

Mapcode National: GBR 0CD.GM

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.2JF5

Entry Name: Great Western Road and Queen Margaret Drive, Botanic Gardens, Police Box

Listing Date: 26 September 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 374932

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32515

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Partick East/Kelvindale

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

To design by Gilbert MacKenzie Trench, 1928, erected circa 1935. Reinforced concrete police box, square-plan and panelled with 2-leaf doors and block frieze with tablet for 'POLICE' sign. Roof stepped inwards with circular, dome-capped metal finial (lamp/ventilator) at centre. Upper panels of each face with 6-pane glazing.

INTERIOR: not seen 1995.

Statement of Interest

Trench (1885-1979) was Architect Surveyor to the Metropolitan Police. Each police call box was intended to be a 'miniature police station'. There are three others of this type remaining in situ in Glasgow, at the Buchanan Street, Wilson Street and Royal Exchange Square. The Botanics box is set between dwarf wall and railings enclosing the Gardens, with further enclosure wall behind.

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