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52 Broomfield Road, Balgray Tower

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8872 / 55°53'13"N

Longitude: -4.2295 / 4°13'46"W

OS Eastings: 260653

OS Northings: 668249

OS Grid: NS606682

Mapcode National: GBR 0R9.PC

Mapcode Global: WH4Q7.0975

Entry Name: 52 Broomfield Road, Balgray Tower

Listing Date: 15 December 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376900

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33293

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Springburn/Robroyston

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Style of David Hamilton and built circa 1830 for Duncan
of Mosesfield for whom Hamilton built Mosesfield House.
Picturesque Gothic villa with castellated tower. Now
(1988) abandoned. Rubble, with (peeling) harl, ashlar
dressings, crenellated parapets conceal roofs. Single
storey and arranged as U-plan clasping tower central at
W, 2-bay W elevation with semi-octagon of tower breaking
forward central, canted windows in flanking bays. TOWER
has round-headed bipartites, some with hood-moulds and
slits; string below parapet with masks set at angles;
circular staircase turret at rear rises above, with
cap-house.
Both flank walls have niche set in wall near W end; door
on N flank has depressed ogee head, dummy cross-loop
alongside.

Statement of Interest

Prominent landmark. Also known as Breeze's Tower.

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