Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

WILLOWBANK STREET, WILLOWBANK PRIMARY SCHOOL INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALL, GATEPIERS, RAILINGS AND GATESLB48628

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
09/05/2002
Supplementary Information Updated
24/02/2020
Local Authority
Glasgow
Planning Authority
Glasgow
Burgh
Glasgow
NGR
NS 57744 66580
Coordinates
257744, 666580

Description

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.

Statement of Special Interest

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.

References

Bibliography

E Williamson, A Riches, M Higgs, BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND - GLASGOW, p281. DEAN OF GUILD, 1/7413.

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. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. 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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