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Latitude: 55.8782 / 55°52'41"N
Longitude: -4.2969 / 4°17'48"W
OS Eastings: 256402
OS Northings: 667392
OS Grid: NS564673
Mapcode National: GBR 0BD.1K
Mapcode Global: WH3P1.ZJ01
Entry Name: 124 Observatory Road, Elmslea
Listing Date: 28 July 1987
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 375244
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32570
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Partick East/Kelvindale
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Mid 19th century. 2-storey villa, droved painted ashlar with
polished margins. Depressed-arch ground-floor windows with
hood-moulds; round-arched 1st floor windows with bracketted
cills, all plate glass sashes.
Asymmetrical 3-bay elevation to S with canted window to
ground at right; bipartite window above with column-mullion.
Stepped back entrance to E flank with painted timber porch
with openwork spandrels. Round-headed moulded doorway,
double-leaf doors; vestibule door tripartite with glazed acid
W elevation 2-bay with projecting single storey windows,
square to left, canted to right; latter with bipartite window
above. Lower 2-storey service wing to rear. Timber bracketted
eaves, corniced wallhead stacks, slate roofs.
Stugged coped ashlar boundary/retaining walls; 2 pairs of
tall corniced ashlar gatepiers.
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