Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 60560 67681
260560, 667681


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 Special 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.



2nd edition Ordnance Survey Map (1892-7). Williamson et al, THE BUILDINGS OF SCOTLAND - GLASGOW (1990) p430.

About Listed Buildings

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