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Buchanan Street, at Royal Bank Place, Police Box

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8605 / 55°51'37"N

Longitude: -4.254 / 4°15'14"W

OS Eastings: 259023

OS Northings: 665334

OS Grid: NS590653

Mapcode National: GBR 0LL.QX

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.MYHM

Entry Name: Buchanan Street, at Royal Bank Place, Police Box

Listing Date: 26 September 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375766

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32825

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 serve as a "miniature police station". There are three others of this type remaining in situ in Glasgow, at the Buchanan Street, Wilson Street and the Botanic Gardens. Previously located at Royal Exchange Square.

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