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Glasgow, 21 Westland Drive, Elmbank Hostel

Hostel (Period Unassigned), Orphanage (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 21 Westland Drive, Elmbank Hostel

Classification Hostel (Period Unassigned), Orphanage (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Church Of Scotland Home; Orphanage; Westercraigs Home For Girls

Canmore ID 168065

Site Number NS56NW 214

NGR NS 53730 67420

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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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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Westercraigs Home for Girls, No 21, 1891, Stewart Henbest Capper. A long low 17th-century Scottish orphanage, with crowstep gables, all in red sandstone. One of Capper's few buildings in Scotland, and quite unlike his narrow and lofty addition to Ramsay Garden, at the top of Edinburgh's Old Town.

Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press


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