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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
Plus Code: 9C7QVPH6+62
Entry Name: Police Call Box, Great Western Road, Glasgow
Listing Name: Great Western Road and Queen Margaret Drive, Botanic Gardens, Police Box
Listing Date: 26 September 1995
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 374932
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32515
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Partick East/Kelvindale
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Tagged with: Police box
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.
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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