Tenemental Mansions in Glasgow

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Postby e2wufos1 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:50 pm

ozneil wrote: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
I never thought of that Kitten but come to think of it I have seen washing out on the roof and people out there in the summer sun bathing or drinking.

Infact some of the sights you see up there are amazing because they think no-one can see on the roof :) :wink:
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Postby little lane » Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:56 am

Could it be that when they were built originally, there was no back court, (the same as now, thought the building there now looks more recent), so to give the houses drying space they provided a flat roof with access?

Though from memory, that whole block has flat roofs with ballustrading, and yet from the Google Earth pic, it doesn't look like they have the same access arrangements.
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Postby HollowHorn » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:46 am

E2, nip over the road and ask :wink:
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Postby escotregen » Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:18 pm

Just to clarify; I don't think there is any doubt that the tenement was built with a 'rooftop -backcourt' (is that an oxymoron?).

These were fairly common in Glasgow at one time, but in the bad-old-good-old-days of area demolishion and clearance by the Corporation, tenements with rooftop-backcourts were among the priorities for demolition (as were tenemenents with timber stairways... and not a lot of people remember that these were also fairly common right up to the days of area clearance :wink: )
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Postby ramor69 » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:06 pm

They've got very similar buildings on the roofs of the
tenements on Pollokshaws Road, just across from the
public toilets at Queens Park.
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Postby Socceroo » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:29 pm

I think as Ozneil says the roof top structures are essentially raised pitched roofs over the Close Stairwells with glazed roof lights to let in light.

I reckon the reason why they are probably quite big is to accommodate the landings and stairs going all the way up to the roof for access, hence the reason the roof top structures are the same width and length of the Stairwell below.

Doubt if anybody washes clothes in them or grows tomatoes, but what a cool idea...
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Postby crusty_bint » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:00 am

Bridgeton Mansions, centre of pic with onion dome, built 1899, demolished: all too soon :(

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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:16 am

crusty_bint wrote:Bridgeton Mansions, centre of pic with onion dome, built 1899, demolished: all too soon :(

Really?? none of the houses are empty, and the closes seem in good nick.
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Postby Smartalex » Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:30 am

Here is a recent photo of the Bridgeton Cross Mansions:-
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Postby crusty_bint » Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:44 pm

Oooops! I've obviously badly misinterpreted what the caption on the pic said!

...cant be right all the time I spose ::):
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Postby Fossil » Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:49 pm

here Alex get back and get a PP 8)

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Postby Smartalex » Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:01 pm

Will do fos, then as I am no good at overlays I might have to send it to the undisputed Overlay Overlord I think :wink:
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Postby Fossil » Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:08 pm

alexpetrie161 wrote:Will do fos, then as I am no good at overlays I might have to send it to the undisputed Overlay Overlord I think :wink:


no prob - First ones no charge ::):
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Postby crusty_bint » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:15 am

Burnet & Boston's St Georges Mansions

JamesMc wrote:St Georges Mansions, 1975
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Postby Socceroo » Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:49 am

The Mansions look better before they were cleaned. The features are better defined with a bit of soot and grime.
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