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Western Telephone Exchange, 24 Highburgh Road, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.8746 / 55°52'28"N

Longitude: -4.297 / 4°17'49"W

OS Eastings: 256387

OS Northings: 666988

OS Grid: NS563669

Mapcode National: GBR 0BF.1V

Mapcode Global: WH3P1.YLZT

Plus Code: 9C7QVPF3+R6

Entry Name: Western Telephone Exchange, 24 Highburgh Road, Glasgow

Listing Name: 24 Highburgh Road, and 3 and 7 Caledon Street, Western Telephone Exchange

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 374969

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32521

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Partick East/Kelvindale

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Tagged with: Telephone exchange

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Leonard Stokes. London, architect, with Colin Menzies,
Glasgow; 1907. Symmetrical modern movement telephone exchange
3 storeys. Polychrome ashlar building using cream sandstone
for ground floor, recessed banded pilasters at angles (from
1st floor) and most dressings and margins. Red sandstone used
in bands with cream between 1st and 2nd floor windows; strips
of red stone divide windows and flank canted windows.
Elevation to Highburgh Road; 6-bay with single windows
flanking central doorpiece with double-leaf doors and glazed
fanlight. Above door, paired canted 3-light oriels rise from
1st through 2 storeys. Caledon Street elevation 9-bay with
paired canted oriels at penultimate bays. To extreme right at
ground; arched doorpiece with bold keystone, double-leaf
panelled door, glazed fanlight. All window paired except at
extreme left bay of Celedon Street elevation, panel frieze
over 1st and 2nd. Heavy bracketted cornice, deep plain
parapet wall-head stacks linked by arcade over canted bays.
Stugged ashlar flank to W. Rendered rear. Brick addition to
N W.
Low coped ashlar wall with cast-iron railings to main

Statement of Interest

Entrance at former No 3 blocked.

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