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Basic Site Details

Name: Campbell's Music Salon
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Speculatively built as warehousing with Music Hall from 1868 onwards on 2nd and 3rd floors

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 5Britannia Music Hall From 1859 to 1887
Item 2 of 5Britannia PanopticonYes 
Item 3 of 5Hubner's Animatograph From 1887 to 1906
Item 4 of 5Panopticon From 1906 to 1922 when it changed to Tron Cinema, subsequently reverting to Panopticon until its closure as a cinema in 1938
Item 5 of 5Tron Cinema From 1922 until before 1938

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Cinema  
Item 2 of 2Music hall  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 29, New WyndYes 
Item 2 of 2109-121, TrongateYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81857  Building dated in Roman numerals
Item 2 of 81869  Alterations
Item 3 of 81893 Alterations and additions 
Item 4 of 8Mid 1800s Alterations and additionsNew entrance
Item 5 of 819061910 Altered for cinema use
Item 6 of 81906 ProposedAlterations (Salmon Son & Gillespie)
Item 7 of 81921 ProposedAlterations
Item 8 of 819911993Feasibility study drawn upFeasibility study for the restoration of the Britannia, disused since the 1930s and reputedly the first of its type in Scotland, and its revival as a variety theatre and heritage site. The study was commissioned by the City of Glasgow Council and the Scottish Development Agency.

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 19Gildard & MacfarlaneArchitectural practiceA1857 Re-facing of earlier warehouse and construction of music hall
Item 2 of 19Robert Hutchison Murdoch MacfarlaneArchitectA1857 Re-facing of earlier warehouse and construction of music hall
Item 3 of 19Thomas GildardArchitectA1857 Re-facing of earlier warehouse and construction of music hall
Item 4 of 19Hugh BarclayArchitectB1869 Alterations - vestibule and stairs
Item 5 of 19James ThomsonArchitectJ1893 Alterations
Item 6 of 19Clarke & BellArchitectural practiceKMid 1800s New entrance
Item 7 of 19George Bell IArchitectKMid 1800s New entrance
Item 8 of 19William ClarkeArchitectKMid 1800s New entrance
Item 9 of 19Boswell & Macintyre (or Boswell & McIntyre)Architectural practiceC19061910Alterations for cinema use. Proposed new staircases - plans submitted to Dean of Guild 1906
Item 10 of 19George Arthur BoswellArchitectC19061910Alterations for cinema use. Proposed new staircases - plans submitted to Dean of Guild 1906
Item 11 of 19James Macintyre (or McIntyre)ArchitectC19061910Alterations for cinema use. Proposed new staircases - plans submitted to Dean of Guild 1906
Item 12 of 19James Salmon (junior)ArchitectF1906 Proposed alterations
Item 13 of 19John Gaff GillespieArchitectF1906 Proposed alterations
Item 14 of 19Salmon, Son & GillespieArchitectural practiceF1906 Proposed alterations
Item 15 of 19William Forrest SalmonArchitectF1906 Proposed alterations
Item 16 of 19Duff & CairnsArchitectural practiceG1921 Proposed alterations
Item 17 of 19Neil Campbell DuffArchitectG1921 Proposed alterations
Item 18 of 19Percival CairnsArchitectG1921 Proposed alterations
Item 19 of 19Dennis Graham RodwellArchitectH19911993Feasibility study for the restoration of the Britannia, disused since the 1930s and reputedly the first of its type in Scotland, and its revival as a variety theatre and heritage site. The study was commissioned by the City of Glasgow Council and the Scottish Development Agency; the project subsequently taken forwards by others.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2City of Glasgow Council and Scottish Development AgencyClients for feasibility study
Item 2 of 2Pickard, A EClient for 1906-10 work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Rodwell, Dennis2007Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities Blackwell 
Item 2 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p188
Item 3 of 3www.scottishcinemas.org.uk www.scottishcinemas.org.uk Scottish Cinemas website and databaseDatabase accessed May 2006

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News1869XVI p253
Item 2 of 2Scottish FieldApril 1994  Paul Maloney: 'Curtain Call'

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Courtesy of Dennis RodwellInformation sent to Dictionary Sent 2012
Item 2 of 7Courtesy of James BrownInformation sent to the Dictionary Sent March 2017
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32774109-121 (Odd Nos) Trongate and 9 New Wynd, Including Britannia Panopticon Music Hall
Item 4 of 7National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Acc No 2004/89
Item 5 of 7State Library, New South WalesSketchbook and scrapbook of architectural plans and tracings Plates 147-148
Item 6 of 7Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of GuildK/13033 plans showing Ground Floor; Arena Floor; Balcony

"Glasgow 12th April, 1906 This is the plan referred to in D. G. (Dean of Guild?) Decret(?) of this date in the Petition at the instance of Albert Ernest Pickard.
Item 7 of 7Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of GuildK/651"Glasgow 13th July, 1893 This and the three accompanying plans referred to in D. G. (Dean of Guild?) Decret(?) of this date in the Petition at the instance of Archibald Blair's Trustees."

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