Basic Site Details

Name: Hamilton Academy (and house at school)
Town, district or village: Hamilton
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status:  
Grid ref:
Notes: 30 sets of drawings were submitted in the competition, the assessor being George Bell, president of Glasgow and West of Scotland Institute of Architects.

Cost approx 40,000

House is C Listed.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hamilton Grammar SchoolYes 

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 2Auchencampbell RoadYes 
Item 2 of 245, Union StreetYesHouse

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31909  Competition held
Item 2 of 319101913  
Item 3 of 310 April 1953 * AdditionLCC to have plans prepared for new school buildings

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 11George Bell IIArchitect 1909 Architectural Competition
Item 2 of 11Alex Cullen, Lochhead & BrownArchitectural practiceA1909January 1911Won competition and secured the job.
Item 3 of 11Alexander CullenArchitectA19091911Won competition and secured the job.
Item 4 of 11Hugh Dykes SimpsonArchitectA1909After 1911As assistant to Alex Cullen, Lochhead & Brown
Item 5 of 11James LochheadArchitectA19091913Won competition and secured the job.
Item 6 of 11William BrownArchitectA19091913Won competition and secured the job.
Item 7 of 11James Salmon (junior)ArchitectB1909 Competition design - not successful
Item 8 of 11John Gaff GillespieArchitectB1909 Competition design - not successful
Item 9 of 11Salmon, Son & GillespieArchitectural practiceB1909 Competition design - not successful
Item 10 of 11William Forrest SalmonArchitectB1909 Competition design - not successful
Item 11 of 11William Robertson WattArchitect 10 April 1953 * To prepare plans for new school buildings

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Lanarkshire County Council1953, new school buildings

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Koch British Competitions  volume 3, p155
Item 2 of 2Stothers, Thomas1911Renfrewshire Xmas and New Year Annual 1910-19111910-1911Hamiltonp27 (Architect's drawing)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5British Architect15 October 1909  p273
Item 2 of 5BuilderEarly 1915CVIII p446
Item 3 of 5Builder10 April 1953  p581
Item 4 of 5Building News12 August 1910  page xi - tenders
Item 5 of 5Building News19 August 1910  p274 - plans passed by Hamilton Dean of Guild Court

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34475 
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34476House at school (45 Union Street)
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Brown: F no1758 (microfilm reel 14); James Lochhead: F v20 no1453 (microfilm reel 13); Hugh Dykes Simpson: L v20 no1587
Item 4 of 4South Lanarkshire Council ArchiveGavin Paterson Archive F41/14/6, 11 rolled plans (Cullen Lochhead & Brown)