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Govan Municipal Buildings, 18-20 Orkney Street, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Govan, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.8612 / 55°51'40"N

Longitude: -4.3086 / 4°18'30"W

OS Eastings: 255611

OS Northings: 665521

OS Grid: NS556655

Mapcode National: GBR 07L.PN

Mapcode Global: WH3P1.SYH3

Plus Code: 9C7QVM6R+FH

Entry Name: Govan Municipal Buildings, 18-20 Orkney Street, Glasgow

Listing Name: 18, 20 Orkney Street Govan Police Building, Former Govan Municipal Buildings

Listing Date: 15 May 1987

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376983

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33361

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Govan

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

Restored after a fire which destroyed a considerable part of

the building in 1882. The courtroom is partitioned and has a

false ceiling.

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