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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 376958
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33339
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Govan
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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.
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
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