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Glasgow, 8 Elmbank Street, Strathclyde House

Gate(S) (Period Unassigned), Office (Period Unassigned), School (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow, 8 Elmbank Street, Strathclyde House

Classification Gate(S) (Period Unassigned), Office (Period Unassigned), School (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) 120 Elmbank Street, Glasgow Academy; Glasgow High School; Strathclyde Regional Council

Canmore ID 133396

Site Number NS56NE 234

NGR NS 58168 65742

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS56NE 234.00 58168 65742

NS56NE 234.01 58176 65705 Gymnasium

NS56NE 234.02 58178 65785 Science Block

NS56NE 234.03 58184 65818

NS56NE 234.04 58220 65803

NS56NE 234.05 58210 65758 Lodge

NS56NE 234.06 58205 65736 Lodge

Architecture Notes

2 storey and 11 bays, Italian Palazzo style central block with pavilions. 4 central projecting piers around central front door support standing figure sculptures by John Mossman of Homer, Cicero, Galileo and James Watt (c.1880).

NMRS Notes:

Glasgow, 120 Elmbank Street, Glasgow Academy.

Architect: Charles Wilson (1846)

Additions: John Burnet (1867)


Glasgow, 120 Elmbank Street, Glasgow Academy.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery: 'Glasgow and Lanarkshire Illustrated' 1910, page 44. -Article and photograph.

The Mitchell Library, Glasgow: 'Glasgow in Former Times' - Engraving (entitled: 'Glasgow Academy').

Glasgow, Glasgow High School for Boys.

Formed 1834 (previously Glasgow Grammar School) and housed in 120 Elmbank Street (Charles Wilson 1846) in 1878.


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