Basic Site Details

Name: St Aloysius RC Church and Presbytery
Town, district or village: Springburn
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of 1855 building 3000.

The foundation-stone of an addition to the Roman Catholic church at Springburn, near Glasgow, was laid on Tuesday week. The work will cost 3,000, and is from the designs of Messrs. J L Bruce and D. Sturrock, IA, of Glasgow. [Building News 11 November 1881 p640]

Date stone of 1882 on presbytery

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 16, 10, Hillkirk StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71855  Original church (now chancel) built and presbytery
Item 2 of 7c. 1855(?)  Organ built
Item 3 of 718811882 Church rebuilt retaining chancel by Charles O'Neill. Foundation stone laid November 1881
Item 4 of 71882  Presbytery built
Item 5 of 71891  Enlargement of presbytery
Item 6 of 7c. 1896  High altar
Item 7 of 71950  Repairs


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 13Charles Gordon O'NeillArchitect, Engineer, SurveyorC18551856First church - chancel retained by Bruce and Sturrock in rebuilding and presbtery
Item 2 of 13Alexander KirklandArchitectDc. 1855 Organ
Item 3 of 13Bruce & SturrockArchitectural practiceE18811882Church rebuilt.
Item 4 of 13David SturrockArchitectE1881 Church rebuilt
Item 5 of 13John Leck BruceArchitectE1881 Church rebuilt
Item 6 of 13Peter Paul PuginArchitectF1882 Presbytery
Item 7 of 13Pugin & PuginArchitectural practiceF1882 Presbytery
Item 8 of 13Cowan & SonsArchitectural practiceA1891 Enlargement of presbytery
Item 9 of 13Joseph CowanArchitectA1891 Enlargement of presbytery
Item 10 of 13Peter Paul PuginArchitectGc. 1896 High altar
Item 11 of 13Pugin & PuginArchitectural practiceGc. 1896 High altar
Item 12 of 13Gillespie Kidd & CoiaArchitectural practiceB1950 Repairs
Item 13 of 13Jack Antonio CoiaArchitectB1950 Repairs


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Rogerson, R W K C1986Jack Coia: his life and work Glasgow: privately published 
Item 2 of 4Sanders, John1997Pugin & Pugin and the Diocese of Glasgow Architectural Heritage VIII, pp89-107p94
Item 3 of 4Stamp, Gavin and Taylor, Joe1994Executed buildings by Gillespie Kidd & Coia (list compiled from surviving office records) MacJournal One 
Item 4 of 4Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p427

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 7Architect23 September 1882   
Item 2 of 7Builder12 July 1856XIV  
Item 3 of 7Building Chronicle1856  From 1856 onwards
Item 4 of 7Building News11 November 1881  p640
Item 5 of 7Building News15 September 1882   
Item 6 of 7Building News5 September 1890  Presbytery
Item 7 of 7Glasgow Herald26 September 1868  Presbytery

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33614