NS6164 : Bellgrove Hotel

taken 5 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

This is 1 of 3 images, with title Bellgrove Hotel in this square
Bellgrove Hotel
Bellgrove Hotel
On London Road.
Bellgrove Hotel

The Category B Listed LinkExternal link building is a former working men's hostel which is now in use as a hostel for homeless men.

The following is an extract from the Historic Scotland listing notes...

This building is of importance both stylistically and as part of Glasgow's social history. An excellent and particularly striking example of Thirties Moderne architecture, the Bellgrove Hotel encompasses many of the essential components of this style: clean white lines, curves, a horizontal bias, and decorative bands of coloured tiles.

It forms a significant part of the streetscape in an area which has changed greatly within the last 50 years. During the 19th century the area around the Gallowgate became heavily industrialised and the Bellgrove Hotel, as a working men's hostel, was presumably built to provide modest accommodation for the many workers still required in the area in the first half of the 20th century.

Historical photographs of the building in use as a hostel in the present dining hall show men relaxing in the lounge at tables and chairs or in easy chairs, and a 'corner of the restaurant' where aproned waitresses stand beside ordered napery-laden tables.

Built for Thomas Roger, the initial set of Dean of Guild Plans drawn in March 1935 show the entrance on the SE corner of the building. The drawings dated December 1935 show the entrance as constructed. The plans show that 2 lavatories, 1 footbath and 1 bathroom were allocated per floor. Steelwork was by Redpath, Brown and Co.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 15 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 22 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Hostel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6100 6464 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.2914N 4:13.3267W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6101 6461
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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