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305 Dumbarton Road, Partick District Library

A Category C Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8705 / 55°52'13"N

Longitude: -4.3047 / 4°18'16"W

OS Eastings: 255887

OS Northings: 666548

OS Grid: NS558665

Mapcode National: GBR 08H.GB

Mapcode Global: WH3P1.VP9Z

Entry Name: 305 Dumbarton Road, Partick District Library

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375893

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32864

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Partick East/Kelvindale

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Ofice of Public Works, 1922-26. Renaissance detailed library. Single storey 8 x 9 bays. Asymmetrical. Polished ashlar. Casement windows with T-pane glazing, elliptically-headed, dropped architraved, keyblocked. Roll-moulded plinth.

Elevation to Dumbarton Road: 3 bays canted, section at E projecting, facetted W corner section with flanking segmentally pedimented entrance with granite shafted columns. Entablature with sculpted laurel frieze and escutcheon, (enlarged over windows to canted angles), mutule cornice, balustraded die parapet.

W return: 5-bay section repeating main elevation, recessed 3-bay section with lower block in front. Slate roof with skylights. Boundary wall with wrought-iron railings, stone piers to main entrance.

Interior: partially altered. Coved, corniced ceilings with rich plasterwork.

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