Basic Site Details

Name: Coplawhill Tramway Works and Tram Depot
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Tramworks and depot built in stages converted to theatre and exhibition space; horse tram depot by W Clark, engineer, 1894, a 2-storey 9 x 4 bay ashlar-fronted range with stables on 1st floor; single storey 9-bay workshops added 1899-1912; converted to museum 1964.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Transport Museum  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 225 and Tram Depot, Albert DriveYes 
Item 2 of 2522, Pollokshaws Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31893   
Item 2 of 318991912 Additions
Item 3 of 39 May 1952 * Alteration/conversionPlans in hand for alterations and additions

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 4George GunnArchitectA1893 As assistant
Item 2 of 4William ClarkEngineerA1893  
Item 3 of 4William ClarkEngineerB18991912Additions
Item 4 of 4Eric R L FitzpayneArchitect 9 May 1952 * Alterations and additions

* earliest date known from documented sources.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Corporation Tramways Department 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Hume, John R1974Industrial Archaeology of Glasgow Glasgow & London: BlackieI16
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p574

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder9 May 1952  p720

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33365 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers George Gunn: A v12 p146 (microfiche 57/G3)