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Bandstand And Amphitheatre, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Latitude: 55.8695 / 55°52'10"N

Longitude: -4.2857 / 4°17'8"W

OS Eastings: 257070

OS Northings: 666394

OS Grid: NS570663

Mapcode National: GBR 0DH.9P

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.4QFR

Plus Code: 9C7QVP97+QP

Entry Name: Bandstand And Amphitheatre, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

Listing Name: Kelvingrove Park, Kelvin Way, Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre

Listing Date: 24 January 2000

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393921

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46592

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Tagged with: Architectural structure

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Glasgow Public Parks Department, 1924 with later alterations. Single storey, 3-bay, cross-plan bandstand centred at foot of near oval-shaped amphitheatre. Whitewashed harl; red brick dressings. Base course; corniced string course; overhanging timber bracketed eaves.

BANDSTAND, NW (FRONT) ELEVATION: recessed, 3-bay, raked stage at centre with timber door centred at rear; timber doors in angled corners to left and right; Ionic columns framing opening. Boarded timber dado panelling within; boarded timber combed ceiling. Full-width platform projecting to front; scroll-bracketed canopy aligned above. Tapering, square-plan ridge vent at centre with domed cupola and decorative finial. NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind elevation to principal block. Projecting platform and canopy recessed to outer right. Gabled projection recessed to outer left. SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-bay, gabled projection at centre with 2-leaf timber door centred at ground; flanking single windows. Principal block set behind with basement openings recessed to outer left and right; single windows above. SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blind elevation to principal block. Projecting platform and canopy recessed to outer left. Gabled projection recessed to outer right. Red tile piended roof; tiled brattishing. INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

AMPHITHEATRE: stepped, near oval-shaped amphitheatre to front.

Statement of Interest

An essentially intact example of a relatively rare building type, particularly notable for being one of the earliest, post-war equivalents of the more common, pre-war, octagonal-plan bandstands - see separate list entries. The retention of the contemporary amphitheatre is also of note. Original plans show a scrolled motif centred above the canopy and further finials and decorative brattishing on the roof (missing 1999). The plans also show 2 pay boxes once flanked the bandstand ) not evident 1999).

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