unusual building at Castle Street just round from Royston Ro

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Re: unusual building at Castle Street just round from Royston Ro

Postby fullfatmilk » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:56 pm

Noticed today that the front of the building (including the entrance) has been completely 'boarded over' - i wondered why, if it appeared to serve no purpose anymore, had it not been demolished?

Google (street) map link shows the location, for those unfamiliar with the area, but the view doesn't show the new 'facacde'.
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=castle+street+glasgow&daddr=&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=17.340293,39.331055&ie=UTF8&ll=55.86828,-4.234543&spn=0,359.923182&t=h&z=14&layer=c&cbll=55.868404,-4.234521&panoid=G86AtENblZjpV_G-4TitAg&cbp=12,278.01,,0,2.69
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Re: unusual building at Castle Street just round from Royston Ro

Postby Boxer6 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:41 pm

fullfatmilk wrote:Noticed today that the front of the building (including the entrance) has been completely 'boarded over' - i wondered why, if it appeared to serve no purpose anymore, had it not been demolished?

Google (street) map link shows the location, for those unfamiliar with the area, but the view doesn't show the new 'facacde'.
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=castle+street+glasgow&daddr=&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=17.340293,39.331055&ie=UTF8&ll=55.86828,-4.234543&spn=0,359.923182&t=h&z=14&layer=c&cbll=55.868404,-4.234521&panoid=G86AtENblZjpV_G-4TitAg&cbp=12,278.01,,0,2.69


At the risk of seeming un-PC, it could well be some cooncil Health & Safety Nazi utilising his/her "jobsworth" credentials.
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Re: unusual building at Castle Street just round from Royston Ro

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:26 pm

Boxer6 wrote:At the risk of seeming un-PC, it could well be some cooncil Health & Safety Nazi utilising his/her "jobsworth" credentials.


Then again it might actually have fuck all to do with the council as some of my more energy inclined colleagues on this board might point out.

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Re: unusual building at Castle Street just round from Royston Ro

Postby DickyHart » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:01 pm

if memory serves a plumber used it as a base for years, it pretty much a shed!!

the library was across the road.
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Re: unusual building at Castle Street just round from Royston Ro

Postby br-cmr » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:22 pm

fullfatmilk wrote:Noticed today that the front of the building (including the entrance) has been completely 'boarded over' - i wondered why, if it appeared to serve no purpose anymore, had it not been demolished?


It has indeed been boarded over, and is now an advertising hoarding.
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Re: unusual building at Castle Street just round from Roysto

Postby frankquinn24 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:53 pm

can confirm it was a gents toilet. My dad was at one time the attendant there!
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Re: unusual building at Castle Street just round from Roysto

Postby frankquinn24 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:58 pm

not so sure now. It was 50+ years ago when I visited my dad "at work" The doorway looks too wide for a toilet block. It was more likely an Electricity Sub Station. The Toilet was near the road bridge over the Canal
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