Jordanhill College, Glasgow, Scotland

The Jordanhill Campus is an historic estate in Glasgow, Scotland, and was the Faculty of Education of the University of Strathclyde until 2012.

Jordanhill College, Glasgow, Scotland
 

The Jordanhill Campus is an historic estate within the boundaries of Jordanhill in Glasgow, Scotland. The buildings have stood empty since 2012, until which time it served as the Faculty of Education of the University of Strathclyde.

The David Stow building, Jordanhill Campus, Glasgow

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The David Stow building, Jordanhill Campus, Glasgow

The buildings date back to 1837 when former merchant and educational pioneer David Stow opened the Dundas Vale Normal Seminary, Europe’s first purpose-built training institution for teachers. Some remnants of the old seminary still remain today – rooms with rows of sinks which were more recently used as storage, and wooden lockers can still be found.

In 1913 the Glasgow Corporation agreed a deal to buy the estate, and build both a teacher training college and the associated Jordanhill School on the site. A new building was planned to provide teacher training. With the new school completed in 1920 and the college in 1921, the now Grade B listed David Stow Building facilitated all teacher training provided under the unified University of Glasgow. Centrally funded and with no ties with churches, the college was largely non-residential and its range of work was wider.

A shortage of teachers throughout Britain in the late 1950s lead to large scale expansion at Jordanhill. Construction of a new purpose-built facility commenced in 1961, replacing a much older manor house on the site.

In 1993, the college was required to merge with a higher education facility. The University of Strathclyde approached the college, and an agreement between both institutions was reached. In 1993 Jordanhill College became the Faculty of Education of the University of Strathclyde.

With better use of facilities, and an ageing campus at Jordanhill which was highly protected by preservation orders, in 2010 the decision was made to close Jordanhill campus and move the Faculty all courses to its John Anderson Campus. 2011-12 was the last academic year held at the Jordanhill Campus before the move took place.  
 

David Stow Building – Entrance Hall


Jordanhill College, Glasgow - View across the entrance hall

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – View across the entrance hall

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Columns in the entrance hall

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Columns in the entrance hall

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Grand first floor reception

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Grand first floor reception

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Staircase and corridor in the entrance hall

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Staircase and corridor in the entrance hall

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Grand room with nice ceiling

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Grand room with nice ceiling

 
 

Francis Tombs Hall


Jordanhill College, Glasgow - The Francis Tombs Hall

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – The Francis Tombs Hall

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - The Francis Tombs Hall Balcony

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – The Francis Tombs Hall Balcony

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - The Francis Tombs Hall Balcony

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – The Francis Tombs Hall Balcony

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Organ in the hall

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Organ in the hall

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - View from the stage

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – View from the stage

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - The hall viewed from the centre

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – The hall viewed from the centre

 
 

Staircases and Corridors


Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Top of the main staircase

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Top of the main staircase

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Area behind the main staircase

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Area behind the main staircase

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Corridor

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Corridor

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Corridor

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Corridor

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Rear staircase

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Rear staircase

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Rear staircase

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Rear staircase

 
 

Teaching rooms and facilities


Jordanhill College, Glasgow - One of the many classrooms

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – One of the many classrooms

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Some of the classrooms had some peely paint

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Some of the classrooms had some peely paint

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Science lab

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Science lab

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Tables in classroom

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Tables in classroom

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Science classroom

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Science classroom

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Lecture Theatre

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Lecture Theatre

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - All the items from the classrooms

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – All the items from the classrooms

 
 

Other areas


Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Coffee shop

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Coffee shop

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Toby's Bar and Games Room

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Toby’s Bar and Games Room

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Toby's Bar and Games Room

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Toby’s Bar and Games Room

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Conference room

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Conference room

 
 

Hidden Relics


There were a few areas around the building that hadn’t been refurbished and contained relics from older uses.

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Rows of sinks from seminary dorms

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Rows of sinks from seminary dorms

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Sinks

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Sinks

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Books and diaries from the 1960s

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Books and diaries from the 1960s

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Old wooden lockers

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Old wooden lockers

Jordanhill College, Glasgow - Front elevation of the grand David Stow building

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Jordanhill College, Glasgow – Front elevation of the grand David Stow building

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