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Atlas Road, Springburn Railway Station Including Boundary Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.882 / 55°52'55"N

Longitude: -4.2307 / 4°13'50"W

OS Eastings: 260560

OS Northings: 667681

OS Grid: NS605676

Mapcode National: GBR 0RC.G6

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.ZFK3

Entry Name: Atlas Road, Springburn Railway Station Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 3 August 2004

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397583

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49898

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Springburn/Robroyston

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

James Carsewell, 1885. Single storey to street elevation, 3-storey, 3-bay to S elevation, classical style railway station. Predominantly squared and snecked tooled sandstone, to street elevation painted cream. Base course, eaves course, piended roof. Pedimented principal entrance. Later alterations, many openings now blocked. Corniced pilasters.

N (STREET) ELEVATION: central slightly advanced pedimented entrance doorway flanked by tall narrow window openings now blocked with pair of pilasters. To left, altered doorway and shop window separated by pilaster, at outer edge pair of pilasters. To right, windows now blocked, pilaster and cill partly remain, pair of pilasters to outer edge.

S ELEVATION: majority of window openings boarded or bricked up. Near-central doorway at ground. Off centre walkway at 2nd floor level leading downwards to station platform. Window to 2nd floor left extant.

W ELEVATION: 2-bay, window openings now blocked.

E ELEVATION: partly obscured by walkway descending from street level to platform level.

All window openings altered or boarded/bricked up excepting S elevation top left, timber sash and case 2-pane over plate glass window with horns. Grey slates. Replacement wallhead stacks to W and E elevations.

INTERIOR: partly seen (2004). Boarded up fireplace to ticket office.

BOUNDARY WALL: boundary wall runs W to E, coursed tooled sandstone to street elevation, squared and snecked tooled sandstone to platform elevation. Curves northwards at E.

Statement of Interest

A noteworthy distinctive contribution to Glasgow's railway history in an area which has changed considerably within the last 50 years. Springburn itself was closely associated with locomotive building through the Hyde Park and Atlas Works which exported locomotives all over the world. Carsewell (1833-97) became resident engineer of the North British Railway in 1869 and was promoted to Engineer-in-Chief in 1879.

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