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65-69 (Odd Nos) Golspie Street, Former Hill's Trust School

A Category B Listed Building in Govan, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.862 / 55°51'43"N

Longitude: -4.3169 / 4°19'0"W

OS Eastings: 255096

OS Northings: 665626

OS Grid: NS550656

Mapcode National: GBR 06L.0D

Mapcode Global: WH3P1.NXKJ

Entry Name: 65-69 (Odd Nos) Golspie Street, Former Hill's Trust School

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376958

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33339

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Govan

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

James Thomson (Baird and Thomson) 1874. Severe
Italianate, 2-storey L-plan school with 3-storey bell-tower
and janitor's house, ashlar with rubble rear.
Golspie Street elevation: 2-storey, 9-bay. Central arched
entrance between Doric columns, entablature, corbelled
balustraded balcony in front of 1st floor tripartite
window. Square tower above has blank rubble panel
(formerly with inscription?) and belfry, louvres now
blocked. Wooden eaves, slate roof and weather vane.
4 bays to either side with 8-pane sash and case windows.
N wing: 2-storey, 6-bay, 3rd bay ground floor has
tripartite pilastered door and dentil cornice.
Janitor's House: 2-storey, 1-by 3-bay, central pedimented
door, bipartite windows and bipartite dormers with
skewputts. Slate roof.

Statement of Interest

Abraham Hill, a Govanite turned Wolverhampton merchant,

endowed the trust in 1757 with $200 to buy land the rent

from which paid a teacher to teach free 10 boys and girls

from the poorest families of Meikle Govan, the name Hill

being always preferred. By 1869 increasing land values made

possible a new and larger school, later acquired by Govan

School Board.

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