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La Belle Place, Kelvingrove Park Public Convenience and Shelter (Opposite Royal Terrace)

A Category C Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.867 / 55°52'1"N

Longitude: -4.2801 / 4°16'48"W

OS Eastings: 257412

OS Northings: 666111

OS Grid: NS574661

Mapcode National: GBR 0FJ.FL

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.7S3M

Entry Name: La Belle Place, Kelvingrove Park Public Convenience and Shelter (Opposite Royal Terrace)

Listing Date: 12 August 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396309

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48833

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

City Engineer, Office of Publc Works, Glasgow Council, erected and dated 1913. Single storey, red brick rectangular plan block with distinctive gambrel roof. Red ashlar cill band course. Segmental-headed openings.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: mirrored 4-bay with 2 large round-arched doorways to centre (tripartite glazed openings), right door to boys' convenience, left to girls', flanked in outer bays by paired slender windows.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular. 2 doorways to centre of different widths (left to tools store, right to men's convenience), flanked to right by 2 larger and 1 narrow window, and to outer left by single larger window.

N AND S ELEVATIONS: each with paired windows to centre, those to N narrower.

Grey slate gambrel roof with deep gable to apex and deep piended bellcast apron below. Louvred ventilators in gableheads and to swept dormer to rear. Red clay ridge tiles. Decorative water hoppers to principal elevation and to rear, that to front dated '1913'.

Statement of Interest

Designed to serve a playground area, with octagonal louvred fleche ventilator to centre of ridge, with bell-cast polygonal spire. No evidence on exterior of current roof of the fleche having been in place but possibly replaced later by gable end ventilators. The Park Superintendent planned 'improvements to the amenity of the park' as early as February 1912, notably for the playgrounds. Local residents complained at the proposal of this 'latrine' block in 1913.

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