Basic Site Details

Name: Barony Parish Church
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Competition assessed by John Loughborough Pearson. At the time of the competition there was correspondence in the building journals from J B Wilson etc as Burnet's design had exceeded the cost limit.

Now the graduation hall of the University of Strathclyde.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Barony ChurchYes 
Item 2 of 4Barony Established Church  
Item 3 of 4University of Strathclyde, Barony Hall  
Item 4 of 4University of Strathclyde, Graduation HallYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 4Castle StreetYes 
Item 2 of 4Cathedral SquareYes 
Item 3 of 41, MacLeod StreetYes 
Item 4 of 46, Rottenrow EastYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 618861890  
Item 2 of 61886  Competition held
Item 3 of 618981900 Further work, arcaded reredos of presbytery
Item 4 of 61949 Design exhibitedOrgan case
Item 5 of 6After 1991 Alteration/conversionConversion of church to form Graduation and Examination Hall (restoration, re-design of lighting, alterations and extension to form winter garden and processional walkway)
Item 6 of 6After 1991 Won award or awardsRIAS regeneration Award, Scottish Civic Trust Award, Europa Nostra Award

People

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 15John Bennie WilsonArchitect 1886 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 2 of 15William Forsyth McGibbonArchitect 1886 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 3 of 15(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectA18861890Won competition and secured job
Item 4 of 15Andrew Robb ScottArchitectA1886 Assisted with design - was the draughtsman in the office of Burnet Son & Campbell who drew out the project
Item 5 of 15Burnet Son & CampbellArchitectural practiceA18861890Won competition and secured job
Item 6 of 15John Archibald CampbellArchitectA18861890Won competition and secured job
Item 7 of 15William KerrArchitectA18861890Drawings - as assistant to J J Burnet
Item 8 of 15(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectB18981900Further work, arcaded reredos of presbytery and completion of scheme
Item 9 of 15John Burnet & SonArchitectural practiceB18981900Further work, arcaded reredos of presbytery and completion of scheme
Item 10 of 15James Taylor ThomsonArchitectC1949 Organ case
Item 11 of 15James Taylor Thomson & McCrea (or Thomson & Partner)Architectural practiceC1949 Organ case
Item 12 of 15William McCreaArchitectC1949 Organ case
Item 13 of 15David James LeslieArchitectKAfter 1991 Conversion of church to form Graduation and Examination Hall (restoration, re-design of lighting, alterations and extension to form winter garden and processional walkway)
Item 14 of 15David Leslie PartnershipArchitectural practiceKAfter 1991 Conversion of church to form Graduation and Examination Hall (restoration, re-design of lighting, alterations and extension to form winter garden and processional walkway)
Item 15 of 15Roderick McCallumArchitectKAfter 1991 Conversion of church to form Graduation and Examination Hall (restoration, re-design of lighting, alterations and extension to form winter garden and processional walkway)

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1887   850 (William Forsyth McGibbon design)
Item 2 of 6Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 3 of 6Hickey, M1994The University of Strathclyde, The Barony of Glasgow, The Great Hall of the University   
Item 4 of 6Lang, J M1895Glasgow and The Barony Thereof   
Item 5 of 6Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1949   358 (Thomson & McCrea organ case)
Item 6 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1926    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4BuilderLate 1886LI pp584 & 619
Item 2 of 4Building News29 October 1886   
Item 3 of 4Building News7 January 1887   
Item 4 of 4Building News14 January 1887  Selected design illustrated

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of David J LeslieInformation sent to Dictionary Sent April 2010
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32824 
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John James Burnet: F v12 p145 (microfiche 116/G4)
Item 4 of 4University of StrathclydeAHAUS (Archive of Historical Architecture, University of Strathclyde)T-MIN/18/8Also Barony Hall Leaflet (1994), University of Strathclyde Archives D726.5094 STR.