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160 OBSERVATORY ROAD, NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL (Ref:32571)

This building is in the Glasgow, City Of Council and the Glasgow Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 28/07/1987.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5627 6740.

Description

Thomas S Cordiner, architect; designed 1939, resumed 1949 completed 1953. Brick, concrete and ashlar school with pantiled roof. Pivot metal framed windows with small lying pane glazing. Long 2-storey S range with 2 projecting wings to N, gymnasium to SE. Symmetrical entrance front to S. 2 5-bay ranges flank 3-storey entrance bay, latter with advanced outer walls faced to inside with large nailhead ashlar masonry. Doorway in ashlar surround with carved panels; tripartite door with glazed sidelights. 5-light window to 1st with carved panels of Arts and Sciences. 2nd floor with full-width window to library. Concrete band courses to all cills and lintels, deeply overhanging concrete eaves; modernist fleche with cross. To left, single storey kitchen wing; to right, single storey gymnasium of 6-bays with windows set in ashlar panels. 2 projecting wings to N; that to E with hall, that to W with refectory at ground, classrooms above. Ashlar bas-relief panels to N wings. Sympathetic brick additions (circa 1979) to NE, freestanding single storey blocks to rear courtyard. Interior with most original features surviving; tiles to dado level, floor tiles, some wood panelling. Stairs with Mackintosh style baluster-screen. Paved terraces to N and W with boundary and retaining walls of brick with concrete coping. Shrine in brick with statue of Virgin and Child to N. Brick gatepiers with concrete coping, cast-iron gates.

Notes

References

Information from John Struthers, architect and Miss C McMeakin, Headteacher.

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