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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 378071
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33918
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Linn
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
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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