Basic Site Details

Name: Govan High School
Town, district or village: Govan
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: NB Iain Paterson suggests that Clifford design is for another spearate school for the Govan School Board.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Govan Parish Board SchoolYes 
Item 2 of 2Langlands and Drumoyne Road School  

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 2Ardshiel Road  
Item 2 of 2Drumoyne RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61883 Journal reference 
Item 2 of 61901  Extensions
Item 3 of 61907  Extensions
Item 4 of 61908  Unsuccessful competition design by H E Clifford
Item 5 of 61909 AdditionDate given by Hamilton for the school - is this the extension? And was this the subject for the competition entered by Clifford?
Item 6 of 6August 1950 AdditionCorporation to have new classrooms and other additions carried out at the Govan Senior School (annexe)


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 11David BarclayArchitectA1883  
Item 2 of 11H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceA1883  
Item 3 of 11Hugh BarclayArchitectA1883  
Item 4 of 11David BarclayArchitectB1901 Extension
Item 5 of 11H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceB1901 Extension
Item 6 of 11John GaltArchitectB1901 Extension - probably involved, as assistant to H & D Barclay
Item 7 of 11David BarclayArchitectC1907 Extension
Item 8 of 11H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceC1907 Extension
Item 9 of 11John GaltArchitectC1907 Oversaw extension - as assistant to H & D Barclay
Item 10 of 11Henry Edward CliffordArchitect 1908 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 11 of 11John McNab (or John MacNab)Architect 1950  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Govan School Board 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Academy Architecture1908 part 1 pp66, 138 (Clifford's design)
Item 2 of 2Hamilton, Sarah L2010Glasgow's School Board Heritage: the Challenges of Conservation MSc Dissertation in Architectural Conservation  

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6British Architect25 March 1883   
Item 2 of 6Builder20 July 1901LXXXI  
Item 3 of 6Builder1 June 1907XCII  
Item 4 of 6Builder11 August 1950  p203
Item 5 of 6Glasgow Advertiser and Property Circular16 March 1908   
Item 6 of 6Glasgow Herald15 April 1908   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Galt: L v3 no199 (microfilm reel 30)