Tenemental Mansions in Glasgow

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Tenemental Mansions in Glasgow

Postby e2wufos1 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:05 pm

I noticed theres a couple of places called mansions like Anniesland including Charing Cross.

I've always wondered as to the history of Anniesland Mansions you know the houses and shops including Gillespies butchers at Anniesland Cross.

Does anyone know when they were built or any other information and why their called Mansions, where other so called mansions are around Glasgow?

As when I think of a mansion I think of a big house and not flats.

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Postby hazy » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:07 pm

Belive it or not at Partick cross and Byers road there is the same inscription on that buiding.
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Postby e2wufos1 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:10 pm

Thats right forgot about that one Hazy down the bottom on the corner I wonder what their all about i'm sure someone must know.

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Postby Ally Doll » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:20 pm

hazy wrote:Belive it or not at Partick cross and Byers road there is the same inscription on that buiding.


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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:41 pm

mansion noun 1 a large house, usually a grand or luxurious one. 2 (mansions or Mansions) Brit used eg as the name or address of a residential property: a large building divided into luxury apartments • Belgravia Mansions. 3 now rare a manor-house.
ETYMOLOGY: 14c in obsolete sense 'a dwelling place': French, from Latin mansio remaining.
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Postby crusty_bint » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:45 pm

Anniesland Mansions was built 1907-1913 in a few phases starting with the Crow Rd section and impressive corner bows and dome and then progressively along Great Western Rd. Probably designed by H Campbell, it following the London fashion of mansion flats that had been in vogue from the 1890's. Other prime examples in Glasgow are Burnets Charing Cross Mansions and Burnet & Boston's St Georges Mansions :)
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Postby e2wufos1 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:19 am

Thanks for the info Crusty

Not a lot of people will know but on the roof of the Anniesland Mansions theres what looks like 2 grannie flats directly above Gillespies butcher.

Has anyone on here lived in these mansions and if so have you been in these small outhouse things on the roof?

what are they?

I'll take a photo later of them if the fog disperses.



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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:22 am

Craignestock Mansions in the Calton, facing templetons on London Rd.
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Postby Simba » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:19 pm

Is it Grosvenor Mansions on Byres Road? Something mansions anyway, above the RBS building or else Antipasti. Kirklee Mansions, the new flats at the old railway bridge on Kirklee Road.
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Postby crusty_bint » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:37 pm

Changed the name of this thread, hope no-one minds :)

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Simba wrote:Is it Grosvenor Mansions on Byres Road? Something mansions anyway, above the RBS building or else Antipasti.


I quite like this for a project... we could collect all the mansions!


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Postby escotregen » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:18 pm

This is an interesting wee topic.

My understanding of the term mansion when applied to apartment blocks and tenements was that in indicated something of a higher class. Especially in London, for up to the mid 20th century, it also usually indicated 'serviced' (i.e with servants) dwellings.

On thinking about this thread it occurrs to me that the term generally did not seem to have become over-used or devalued. If you look at most of the tenement blocks already mentioned here, they are all of a high quality of design and built quality.
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Postby My Kitten » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:23 am

Originally posted by e2wufos1 in the wrong thread.

Some photos taken this morning of Anniesland Mansions from my house. Does anyone know what the little white flats might be for?

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Postby ozneil » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:45 am

My Kitten Wrote

Does anyone know what the little white flats might be for?


I think they are roof access from stairwells. It appears that the roof is glazed to light stairs.

Main roof has balustrading & may be used by occupants for social purposes
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Postby escotregen » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:50 am

I thought that the railings around the tenement roof suggested there might be no ground-floor backcourts and that the wee white blocks might have originally been the communal (clothes) wash houses... but, there again, the detailing on the block roofs suggest that these were built as mini conservatories.

I do know that it was common up to around WW2 period for people to grow plants and chickens on flat-roofed tenements. Just might have been that the posh Mansions folk grew their own greenhouse produce?
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Postby yoker brian » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:47 pm

Anniesland Mansions as captured from Google Earth

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