Temple Police Station:
This former police station dates from 1905 and has lain empty since the Police vacated the site in the 1990s. The building rear area is securely fenced off preventing access to the rear and this and the building's prominent siting on a main road has help ensure it has avoided the unwanted attention of the vandals that have set about the former Temple Sawmills building just to the north.
The former Police Station is built of red sandstone with a slate roof andcomprises of a two storey main building to the north which steps down to a pair of single storey structures to the south. The north side of the site is bounded by a further single storey structure and further small outbuildings are located to the west of the site on the boundary with the tenement that looms above the Police station to the east. A separate red brick garage/stables block is sited to the south of the site. The buildings are not listed.
In 2007 plans were proposed for demolition of all the buildings and a new development to be built comprising of four storeys with ground floor retail space. These proposals were refused planning permission due to the high density of flats, traffic issues and the affects on the tenement behind. Since then the site has lain dormant with no sign of sale or redevelopment.
street address: 273 Bearsden Road, Glasgow, G13 1EQ
Latitude / Longitude: 55.894427,-4.323305 (sourced using Google Maps)
north-east corner, blank north elevation and windows and main entrance on the east elevation onto Bearsden Road
1905 building date
south-east corner of the police station; the station comprises of the two storery main building stepping down to the single height part with blue door, and behind this another pitched roof single storey structure.
south elevation and view northwards up the east elevation
view of the courtyard from Bearsden Road, with the garage/stables block to the left of the photograph and police station to the right
two sets of double doors front the garage/stables block
view north-west along the garage/stables doors with the rusted canopy structure above
lamp fitting on the rusted canopy structure
the three elements of the police station's south elevation, two single storey parts and the main two storey part to the rear of this photograph
rear elevation of the garage/stables block
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