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Latitude: 55.8614 / 55°51'40"N
Longitude: -4.3084 / 4°18'30"W
OS Eastings: 255620
OS Northings: 665541
OS Grid: NS556655
Mapcode National: GBR 07L.QL
Mapcode Global: WH3P1.SXKZ
Entry Name: 18,20 Orkney Street Govan Police Building, Former Govan Municipal Buildings
Listing Date: 15 May 1987
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 376982
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33361
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Govan
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
1866-7, John Burnet. 2-storey, 11-bay painted
channelled ashlar. 4 bays to S are a later addition.
Ground floor 4 windows in architrave and central carved
arched doorpiece with modern door. Later 3 windows and
door to S. Disced band course. 1st floor: 7 windows
front public hall/courtroom, with Corinthianesque
pilastrade. Later group of 4 windows with pilastrade to
S. Dentil cornice, slate roof with tall square ventilator
1-storey advanced flanking blocks with gateway door and
modern window to N, window at S. Channelled ashlar.
Rubble rear with 3 tall arched windows to stair.
Interior: Entrance Hall has 2 marble Corinthian columns
dentil cornice and cast-iron scrolled stair banister. Also
small cast-iron spiral stair. Rooms altered.
1898, 3 storey brick with red sandstone margins prison block to rear. Contains 40 cells on either side of central top-lit hall.
Restored after a fire which destroyed a considerable part of
the building in 1882. The courtroom is partitioned and has a
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