Basic Site Details

Name: Alexander Crum Memorial Library
Town, district or village: Thornliebank
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Eastwood
Grid ref:
Notes: Dated 1894.

The Free Library, built as a memorial to the late Mr Alexander Crum of Thornliebank, has just been handed over to its trustees by Sir John Stirling Maxwell, Bart. MP. The library is situated immediately opposite Thornliebank Print Works. The reading room is 24 feet by 48 feet. Behind the reading room is a book store. Dr Rowand Anderston, Edinburgh, was the architect of the building. [Builder 3 April 1897 p323]

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Spiersbridge RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118921893  


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 2(Sir) Robert Rowand AndersonArchitectA18921893 
Item 2 of 2Wardrop & AndersonArchitectural practiceA18921893 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder3 April 1897  p323
Item 2 of 2RIBA Journal24 June 1916 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp267 Address by Anderson read by Lorne Campbell to RIBA on presentation of Gold Medal and speech by Sir John Burnet

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register5131