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Govan Public Library, 228A Langlands Road, Glasgow

A Category A Listed Building in Govan, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.862 / 55°51'43"N

Longitude: -4.322 / 4°19'19"W

OS Eastings: 254777

OS Northings: 665641

OS Grid: NS547656

Mapcode National: GBR 04L.ZC

Mapcode Global: WH3P1.LX4H

Plus Code: 9C7QVM6H+R6

Entry Name: Govan Public Library, 228A Langlands Road, Glasgow

Listing Name: 228A Langlands Road and Elder Park Street, Elder Park Library

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376923

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33310

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Govan

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Sir John James Burnet, 1902-3. Edwardian baroque
single storey library with some sculptured detail,
serpentine front with wide shallow-curved portico on
paired Tuscan columns (doors in recessed area within),
diminutive roof dome behind balustrade. Outer bays
treated as ends of flanking ranges whose rear elevation
are pedimented, each with canted bay and oculus in
tympanum; 3 oculi in wall area between; 5-bay flanks.
Stugged ashlar with polished dressings, channelled angle
pilasters, deep entablatures, roof balustrades with
sculptured urns; segmental-arched windows with original
glazing. Slated pitched and leaded flat roofs. Interior
has deep mutule cornices, coffered and segmental-vaulted
Enclosed by decorative iron railings.

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