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Glasgow, Govanhill, 99 Calder Street, Calder Street Public Baths And Washhouse

Baths (20th Century), Swimming Pool (20th Century), Wash House (20th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, Govanhill, 99 Calder Street, Calder Street Public Baths And Washhouse

Classification Baths (20th Century), Swimming Pool (20th Century), Wash House (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Kingarth Lane; Kingarth Street; Govanhill Swimming Pool

Canmore ID 172560

Site Number NS56SE 1154

NGR NS 58369 62881

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

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Calder Street Public Baths and Washhouse, 99 Calder Street, 1912, A B McDonald

Red ashlar Edwardian Baroque, with finely carved city arms and window embellishments over Roman Doric twin-column pedimented doors. Two top-lit pools. Closed 2001 amid popular protest. Community Trust seeking funds to re-open the large pool, with new uses for other areas, 2005, Nord Architects.

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

Archaeology Notes

NS56SE 1154 58369 62881

Site Management (1 February 2001)

Public baths, with wash house - converted 1971 to laundrette - to rear entered from Kingarth street. Edwardian baroque. Good interior substantially entire. Red ashlar; long elevations; concealed roofs. Main front to Calder Street is symmetrical, 2 storeys over basement, tripartites at ground, paired pedimented doorcases each with oculus over; otherwise, square 1st floor openings; original glazing; deep entablature; iron railings with ashlar piers. Two top-lit swimming pools, with ferro-concrete arched ribs; door to Kingarth Street and series of segmental-arched lights. (Historic Scotland)


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