NS5965 : Connal's buildings weather vane

taken 4 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

Connal's buildings weather vane
Connal's buildings weather vane
The weather vane with cockerel on top of the dome at the corner of the building.
Connal's buildings
A Category B Listed LinkExternal link red sandstone building in Renaissance style by architect James Thomson LinkExternal link in 1898-1900 whilst in the employ of John Baird 'Primus' LinkExternal link. Built for Glasgow iron merchant William Connal Jnr by builders Alexander Muir & Sons.

The building is notable for the finely detailed carvings by James Charles Young LinkExternal link which adorn the six storeys and attic. These carvings include roundels which depict famous locals who were involved in the iron business in and around Glasgow, plus industrial scenes which depict their large scale use of iron.

William Connal: Shipping magnate and a partner in the Cunard Line.

James Baird: Director of the Caledonian Railway Company and the Forth and Clyde Canal.

James Donaldson: Printer and newspaper publisher who founded Donaldson’s Hospital, the school for deaf children in Edinburgh.

James Beaumont Neilson: Inventor of the hot blast method of smelting iron (also was involved in early town gas lighting).

William Dixon: Ironfounder, colliery and railway owner.

The industrial scenes include steam locomotives, ships, cannons, steam boilers, gear wheels, ship's propellers and steam engines.

In addition, there are several mythological creatures, animals and garlands of flowers and fruit.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Weather Vane 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5912 6548 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.7111N 4:15.1533W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5914 6548
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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