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Latitude: 55.8713 / 55°52'16"N
Longitude: -4.2751 / 4°16'30"W
OS Eastings: 257744
OS Northings: 666580
OS Grid: NS577665
Mapcode National: GBR 0GH.G1
Mapcode Global: WH3P2.9PHB
Plus Code: 9C7QVPCF+GX
Entry Name: Willowbank Street, Willowbank Primary School Including Boundary Wall, Gatepiers, Railings and Gates
Listing Date: 9 May 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396039
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48628
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Hillhead
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Alexander Petrie, 1900. 3-storey, 7-bay, T-plan, symmetrical, classical school building. Red ashlar sandstone to front facing elevations, channelled to 1st storey, squared and snecked rubble to sides and rear. Bull-faced base course, string course between 1st and 2nd storeys, eaves course, projecting cornice, blocked parapet. Tall rectangular windows.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: single storey, advanced parapeted flat-roof entrance porch to centre, timber-panelled doors to returns, flanked by paired windows. Plain frieze above set with blind oculi and inscribed; WILLOW BANK PUBLIC SCHOOL. Regular fenestration to 2nd and 3rd storeys, blank central bay with shield to centre inscribed; ERECTED IN THE YEAR 1900, blind oculi between storeys, articulated with giant order pilasters. Attic frieze inscribed; SCHOOL BOARD OF GLASGOW.
N (REAR) ELEVATION: not seen 2002.
E (SIDE) ELEVATION: 6-bay. 4-bay advanced block to left. 2 bays to right similar to principal elevation, stone mullioned bipartite windows to left. Continued to left return; Steps to square-headed entrance within inscribed semicircular arch, panel inscribed GIRLS, above; pilastered 2nd storey window, brackets supporting semicircular-arched pediment. Irregular fenestration to advanced bays to left, engaged stack, breaking eaves, to centre right.
W (SIDE) ELEVATION: mirror of E except side door panel inscribed BOYS.
10-pane, timber frame sash and case windows. Grey slates, lead flashing. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 2001.
BOUNDARY WALL, RAILINGS AND GATES: low wall, bull-faced courses, ornate cast-iron railings fixed to saddle-back coping. Blocked square-plan gatepiers, fluted frieze, pediments terminating in shallow-domed drum caps. 2-leaf ornate cast-iron gates.
Willowbank Primary School commissioned by the Glasgow School Board was one of Petrie s (c1836 to 1910) last works, his body of works being mainly tenements and offices as well as a considerable number of churches for various denominations.
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