GOLFHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL
WHERE IS IT? On Circus Drive in the east end’s Dennistoun district, immediately behind the Necropolis
Golfhill Primary school is another example of a classic Glasgow school that has now fallen into disuse and disrepair, the Golf Hill Public School was designed by architect Alexander Nisbet Paterson in 1902.
The typical red sandstone exterior three-storey design is accompanied by an elegant janitor’s home located by the school entrance, decorated with circular turrets. Golfhill was vacated by the school body in 2007 due to structural fears, with Golfhill’s pupils co-locating at the nearby Whitehill Secondary School.
In 2010 it was added to the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland. After many years of surveys, in 2019 consent was given to demolish a substantial portion of the building, with the hope of retaining the facade and converting it into a residential property.
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