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84, 86 Clarkston Road, Couper Institute and Library

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8159 / 55°48'57"N

Longitude: -4.2648 / 4°15'53"W

OS Eastings: 258185

OS Northings: 660392

OS Grid: NS581603

Mapcode National: GBR 3R.6PLT

Mapcode Global: WH3PG.G2CS

Entry Name: 84, 86 Clarkston Road, Couper Institute and Library

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 378071

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33918

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Linn

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

Institute by James Sellars, 1887-8 (1887 datestone); new public library added to N by J A T Houston, 1923-4; Sellars' hall and library in range to S replaced by present hall, also by Houston. Snecked rubble, ashlar dressings.

INSTITUTE: is in Scots renaissance style and has 2-storey gabled front with 1st floor Venetian window with stone bracketted balcony, porch recessed left set in front of short tower with stone spire. Main roof slated, axial ventilator.

LIBRARY: (additions in lighter coloured stone, English baroque touches including sculpture) has advanced gale right, remainder balustraded, canted window left; pedimented doorcase central (steps to door); largerlights with T-shaped glazing; single storey plus raised basement.

HALL: to S is 2-storeyed, regular window bays, glazing looks original, ground floor set forward and flat-roofed, 2 doors right, tall hall range to rear is balustraded, slated roof, concealed from street; hall interior modernised 1971-3.

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