Basic Site Details

Name: Free Church College
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Free Church Training CollegeYes 
Item 2 of 3Trinity College  
Item 3 of 3United Free Church CollegeYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 231, 33, 35, Lynedoch StreetYes 
Item 2 of 292, 96, Woodside Terrace LaneYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 91856  Competition
Item 2 of 9c. 18561861Construction 
Item 3 of 9August 1859  Top of tower
Item 4 of 918691871 Additions
Item 5 of 91902  Additions
Item 6 of 91903  Church rebuilt after fire as college library - competition held for rebuilding
Item 7 of 91909  Library, hall, classrooms etc
Item 8 of 919321933 Minor alterations
Item 9 of 919391941 Refurbishment


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 20Charles WilsonArchitect 18561861Won in competition
Item 2 of 20J, W H & J M Hay ('The Hays of Liverpool')Architectural practiceA1856 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 3 of 20James Murdoch HayArchitectA1856 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 4 of 20John HayArchitectA1856 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 5 of 20William Hardie HayArchitectA1856 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 6 of 20John Thomas RocheadArchitect c. 1856 Competition design
Item 7 of 20David ThomsonArchitect 18691871Additions
Item 8 of 20David BarclayArchitectB1902 Additions
Item 9 of 20Colin MenziesArchitectC1903 Church rebuilt after fire as college library. Won competition to secure job.
Item 10 of 20Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitectG1904 Competition design to refurbish church after fire - not successful
Item 11 of 20Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerG1904 Competition design to refurbish church after fire - not successful
Item 12 of 20Campbell Douglas & PatersonArchitectural practiceG1904 Competition design to refurbish church after fire - not successful
Item 13 of 20Colin MenziesArchitectF1909 Library, hall, classrooms etc after fire
Item 14 of 20Thomson & MenziesArchitectural practiceF1909 Library, hall, classrooms etc after fire
Item 15 of 20Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectD19321933Alterations
Item 16 of 20John KeppieArchitectD19321933Alterations
Item 17 of 20Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceD19321933Alterations
Item 18 of 20Alexander SmellieArchitectE19391941Refurbishment
Item 19 of 20Andrew Graham HendersonArchitectE19391941Refurbishment
Item 20 of 20Keppie & HendersonArchitectural practiceE19391941Refurbishment

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Domestic Building forming part of Free Church College, 27 Lynedoch Street 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Grant, James1883 Old and New Edinburgh Volume 2, pp95-7
Item 2 of 7Harper, Roger H1983Victorian Architectural Competitions: An Index to British and Irish Architectural Competitions… London: Mansell Publishing 
Item 3 of 7Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1904   308 (Campbell Douglas & Paterson design for refurbishment)
Item 4 of 7RSA1856   533 (Hays of Liverpool competition design)
Item 5 of 7RSA1864   52 (Rochead's competition design)
Item 6 of 7Thomson, David1882Memoir of Charles Wilson13 March 1882Proceedings of the Glasgow Philosophical Society 
Item 7 of 7Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p280

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder1856XIV p46
Item 2 of 4Builder1902LXXXII / LXXXIII Check Date
Item 3 of 4Building Chronicle2 March 1856II p27
Item 4 of 4Building Chronicle1 April 1856II p48 - Hays of Liverpool design

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32171 
Item 2 of 4Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 480 and 524
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection D/46205/P, GWD/48/A, B, GWD/50/F,G,H,J, GWD/63/1-5,8-19, 22, 23, 27, 41-45
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Thomson's job lists and Thomson & Menzies job list (for 1869-71 and 1909 additions)