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Glasgow, Crathie Drive, Crathie Court

Flats (20th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, Crathie Drive, Crathie Court

Classification Flats (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Crathie Drive Development

Canmore ID 167854

Site Number NS56NE 1880

NGR NS 5514 6684

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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

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Crathie Drive, 1946, Francis C Scott

Multistorey hostel for single women, 88 flats in eight-storey gallery access building.

Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk

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Publication Account (1997)

The first multi-storey public housing project to be built in the country: an eight-storey block of 88 one-room dwellings for single women (and caretaker's flat). Here, the modernity of high building was used to distance this new type fof small dwelling from the, by then, unsavoury connotations of the old-style 'single-end'. In contrast to the layour of the Corporation's 1944 Castlemilk proposal as parallel 'Zeilenbau' slabs, Crathie Court is an asymmetrical slab-like block, faced in concrete blockwork, with massive projecting balconies. Bradbury was an admirer of American skyscrappers, and his reliance on what he termed 'the grouping of masses' harks back to the Art Deco monumentalism of the 1930s. (Fig. 4.50).

Information from 'Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75', (1997).

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