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Wilson Street, Police Box

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8587 / 55°51'31"N

Longitude: -4.2487 / 4°14'55"W

OS Eastings: 259348

OS Northings: 665126

OS Grid: NS593651

Mapcode National: GBR 0MM.TK

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.QZ0Z

Entry Name: Wilson Street, Police Box

Listing Date: 26 September 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375729

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32803

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

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 Botanic Gardens, Buchanan Street and Royal Exchange Square. The Wilson Street box is set on a plinth by railings to the underground public conveniences. This box is now painted red, the original colour used in Glasgow.

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