Basic Site Details

Name: Our Lady and St Francis RC Secondary School
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Only 1954 and 1964 additions are listed.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1School  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 160-72, Charlotte StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11Before 1913  Original building
Item 2 of 1119211923 Main block
Item 3 of 11After 1932Before 1943 Unspecified work - additions?
Item 4 of 1119501954AdditionWing added (three-storey, flat-roofed, steel-framed brick-clad canteen and classroom wing)
Item 5 of 11July 1950 AdditionPlans to be prepared for an extension estimated at 50,000
Item 6 of 11August 1950 AdditionAdditions announced, architects to be Gillespie Kidd & Coia
Item 7 of 1119581964AdditionFurther extension (four-storey library and domestic science block of reinforced concrete with blue-black brick infill)
Item 8 of 1118 March 1960 Proposedextension per Builder p581
Item 9 of 111970s Alterations and additions 
Item 10 of 111989 ClosedThe school was closed in 1989 and everything except the Gillespie, Kidd, and Coia blocks was demolished.
Item 11 of 11February 2009  Disused.


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 9Thomas BairdArchitect 19211923 
Item 2 of 9Alexander McAnally (sometimes misspelt McNally or Macannally)Architect After 1932Before 1943Unspecified work - additions?
Item 3 of 9John McNab (or John MacNab)Architect 1950 For an extension
Item 4 of 9Gillespie Kidd & CoiaArchitectural practiceA19501954Wing added
Item 5 of 9Jack Antonio CoiaArchitectA19501954Wing added
Item 6 of 9Gillespie Kidd & CoiaArchitectural practiceB19581964Addition
Item 7 of 9Jack Antonio CoiaArchitectB19581964Addition
Item 8 of 9Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation)  18 March 1960 applications for extension to City A and Planning Officer per Builder p581
Item 9 of 9Alexander Buchanan CampbellArchitectJ1970s Alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp132 Photograph
Item 2 of 3Rogerson, R W K C1986Jack Coia: his life and work Glasgow: privately publishedp51-4
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p454

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder14 July 1950  p77
Item 2 of 3Builder18 August 1950  p232
Item 3 of 3Builder18 March 1960  p581

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32662 
Item 2 of 4NMRSA Buchanan Campbell Collection Hand list of drawings
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander McAnally: L no5439 (combined box 79)
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild GCA DG 1921/27, 1950/341, 1960/252