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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 58223 66016
258223, 666016


T L Watson, 1905. Free Renaissance school. 3 storeys

rising to 4 at rear. Modern addition. Corner site, square

9-bay school. Ashlar with rusticated base, snecked stone

rear elevation. Elevations to Renfrew Street and Garnet

Street arranged 3-3-3. All windows sash and case with

glazing bars; relieving arches above on ground floor,

cornices on 1st floor. 2nd floor cill band. Eaves

cornice. Slate roof.

ELEVATION TO RENFREW STREET: entrance in 2nd and 3rd bays

from E corniced banded and marked INFANTS. Main front

with central recessed 3-bay section flanked by giant

pilasters; bowed pilastraded 5-light windows on ground

and 1st floor with lettered frieze between "GARNETBANK

PUBLIC SCHOOL" and frieze above 1st floor "SCHOOL BOARD

OF GLASGOW"; 2nd floor 3-light arched and voussoired

window breaking through pediment.

ELEVATION TO GARNET STREET: projecting 3-bay central

section, with giant square angle piers, banded ground

floor entrance with corniced entry and sidelights; 1st

floor plain windows, 2nd floor shaped pediments. 2

central piers supporting 3rd floor balcony with cast-iron

balustrade in front of corniced Venetian window with

sculpture tympanum. Segmental pediment. Slim corniced

stack rising through re-entrant angle on N side.

Plain windows at rear elevation.

Slate roof.

Boundary cast-iron railings with corniced piers.


attic asymmetrical. Pilastered central entrance with

segmental sculptured pediment. All windows sash and case.

2-light window with stone mullion to E, pedimented dormer

above, circular window to W. Western gable with skews

and skewputts pierced with 2 single-light windows.

Corniced axial stack.



S. R. Archives, D of G 1/9508 1903. Information by

courtesy of Buildings of Scotland Research Unit.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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