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Basic Site Details

Name: Miss Cranston's Tea Rooms, Buchanan Street
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Interiors now destroyed.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Clydesdale Bank  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Eating and drinking establishment  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 191-93, Buchanan StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61895  Designs for building drawn up and exhibited
Item 2 of 61896 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 618961897 Interior of building
Item 4 of 61897 Design exhibited 
Item 5 of 6May 1897 Opened 
Item 6 of 619681971Alteration/conversionNew banking hall inserted


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 12David BarclayArchitect 1895 Design only - Browne secured commission
Item 2 of 12H & D BarclayArchitectural practice 1895 Design only - Browne secured commission
Item 3 of 12George Washington BrowneArchitectA18951896 
Item 4 of 12George WaltonArchitect 18961897Interior furnishings
Item 5 of 12Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectB18961897Interior decorations - mural stencils
Item 6 of 12Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceB18961897Interior decorations - mural stencils (Mackintosh responsible)
Item 7 of 12Edward HanlonArchitectD19681971New banking hall inserted
Item 8 of 12Frederick Robert WylieArchitectD19681969New banking hall inserted
Item 9 of 12Peter Leslie Aitken WilliamsArchitectD19681971New banking hall inserted - partner in charge with William Jardine
Item 10 of 12William Duncan HunterArchitectD19681971New banking hall inserted
Item 11 of 12William JardineArchitectD19681971New banking hall inserted - partner in charge with Peter Williams
Item 12 of 12Wylie Shanks & PartnersArchitectural practiceD19681971New banking hall inserted


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Cranston, Miss Catherine 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 12Academy Architecture1895   p80
Item 2 of 12Academy Architecture1896 part 1 p68
Item 3 of 12Academy Architecture1897 part 1 p72
Item 4 of 12Billcliffe, Roger1979Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings & Interior Designs Guildford & London: Lutterworth Presspp38-40
Item 5 of 12Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p603
Item 6 of 12Moon, Karen1993George Walton, Designer and Architect   
Item 7 of 12RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 8 of 12Robertson, Pamela1985Catherine Cranstonno 10The Journal of the Decorative Arts Society 
Item 9 of 12Robertson, Pamela and Johnston, J Stewart1996Charles Rennie Mackintoshexhibition catalogueGlasgow: Glasgow Museumspp263-89
Item 10 of 12RSA1896   504
Item 11 of 12RSA1897   499
Item 12 of 12Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p220

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architect28 February 1896   
Item 2 of 2Builders Journal15 April 1903   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Iain MacLarenInformation supplied by email Sent March 2013
Item 2 of 4Glasgow City ArchivesWorsdall Collection Browne's Drawings
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32998 
Item 4 of 4Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 276


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