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Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow Cathedral
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Notes: In the 1910-14 work on the celing the carvers were William and Alexander Clow from models by Louis Deuchars.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Outer High ChurchYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 171802 Alterations and additionsAlterations to east end of chancel (since removed)
Item 2 of 171805 Alterations and additionsRefitted Inner High Church
Item 3 of 1718121813 Reseating of Outer High Church
Item 4 of 171812 Alterations and additionsAlterations including restoration of west window and niche for organ in choir. (organ brought from Trades Hall).
Item 5 of 171824 RepairOverhailing of east parts
Item 6 of 171834 Plans drawn upScheme for restoration - not executed
Item 7 of 1718461848 From 1848 onwards general repairs and new west front to design by Edward Blore, following demolition of west towers
Item 8 of 17February 1850  Date of drawings of Matheson's original scheme
Item 9 of 17March 1850  Date of Blore drawings
Item 10 of 1710 August 1853  Date of Matheson contract drawings
Item 11 of 171855  Parapets around crypt descents etc
Item 12 of 1718901891 Work by Honeyman, 534
Item 13 of 17c. 1890 Alterations and additionsStark's fittings removed
Item 14 of 171907 Design exhibitedMeasured drawings exhibited.
Item 15 of 171913  New roof and ceiling
Item 16 of 171937  Furniture in Blacader aisle
Item 17 of 178 February 1952 * RestorationAppeal for 25,000 launched to support scheme of restoration and adornment, including replacement of windows in choir, installation of new windows in transepts, and installation of dedication windows to victims of World Wars One and Two

* 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 19William StarkArchitectB18021803Alterations to east end of chancel (since removed)
Item 2 of 19William StarkArchitectC1805 Refitted the Inner High Church
Item 3 of 19John HerbertsonArchitect 18121813Reseating of Outer High Church
Item 4 of 19David HamiltonArchitectJ1812 Alterations including restoration of west window and niche for organ in choir. (organ brought from Trades Hall).
Item 5 of 19Robert ReidArchitectG1824 Overhauled east parts
Item 6 of 19George Meikle KempArchitectG1834 Scheme fo restoration - not executed.
Item 7 of 19James Gillespie GrahamArchitectH1837 Scheme for restorations - not executed
Item 8 of 19Edward BloreArchitectA1848 West front (including tracery added to original west window), embellishment of transept windows, Parapets around crypt descents
Item 9 of 19William NixonArchitectDBefore 1848 From 1848 onwards general repairs and new west front to design by Edward Blore. Nixon as clerk of works in the Office of Works in Scotland
Item 10 of 19H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceDc. 1848 From 1848 onwards general repairs and new west front to design by Edward Blore. With Matheson first as clerk and then architect for Scotland in the Office of Works
Item 11 of 19Robert MathesonArchitectDc. 1848 From 1848 onwards general repairs and new west front to design by Edward Blore. Matheson first as clerk and then architect for Scotland in the Office of Works
Item 12 of 19Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceB18901891Unspecified work, 534.
Item 13 of 19John HoneymanArchitectB18901891Unspecified work, 534.
Item 14 of 19George Smith HillArchitectT1907 Exhibited measured drawings at the EAa exhibition in 1907
Item 15 of 19H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Architectural practiceE1913 New roof and ceiling - with Oldrieve as Architect for Scotland
Item 16 of 19William Thomas Oldrieve (sometimes William Thomas Oldgrieve)ArchitectE1913 New roof and ceiling - Oldrieve as Architect for Scotland
Item 17 of 19Beveridge & DallachyArchitectural practiceF1937 Furniture in Blacader aisle
Item 18 of 19John Eadie Waddel DallachyArchitectF1937 Furniture in Blacader aisle
Item 19 of 19Thomas Johnston BeveridgeArchitectF1937 Furniture in Blacader aisle

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 1Dr Crystal Memorial, Glasgow CathedralCost 330.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 12APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 12Boreham, Louise2004New bosses for the roof of Glasgow Cathedral ChoirvXVArchitectural Heritage vXV, 2004, p117p117
Item 3 of 12Chapman, Robert1812Picture of Glasgow or Stranger's Guide Glasgowpp83-5
Item 4 of 12Collie, J1836Glasgow Cathedral   
Item 5 of 12Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Pressp707
Item 6 of 12Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 7 of 12Durkan, J1986The Precinct of Glasgow Cathedral Glasgowp7
Item 8 of 12Edinburgh Architectural Association1907Edinburgh Architectural Association Exhibition Catalogue Edinburghno 174
Item 9 of 12Pagan, J1856History of the Cathedral and See of Glasgow Glasgow. 2nd editionp62
Item 10 of 12RSA1940   535
Item 11 of 12Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdp158
Item 12 of 12Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p111, 116, 119, 120, 129

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 10Builder15 February 1952  p276
Item 2 of 10Building News20 October 1866   
Item 3 of 10Building News24 March 1911no2933 pp412-4. Paper read by Oldrieve to the Glasgow Institute of Architects.
Item 4 of 10Civil Engineer and Architects' JournalOctober 1837  p29
Item 5 of 10Glasgow Herald29 January 1866  David Hamilton work
Item 6 of 10Glasgow Herald13 July 1912   
Item 7 of 10Glasgow Herald3 December 1912   
Item 8 of 10Glasgow Herald23 December 1912   
Item 9 of 10Scottish Art Review1960VII, no.4 p1
Item 10 of 10Transactions Scottish Ecclesiological Society1913  p102

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 9Courtesy of Robert Hill, CanadaInformation sent to Dictionary Sent February 2015
Item 2 of 9DMW ArchiveResearch notes for 'Scottish Thirties' by Charles McKean Dallachy
Item 3 of 9Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32654 
Item 4 of 9Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book
Item 5 of 9Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 235
Item 6 of 9National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSNMRS Photographic Archive Copies of Blore and Matheson drawings GWD 22/95-98. Also G M Kemp's signed copy (1836) 'Plans of the Proposed estorations and Alterations to the Cathedral of Glasgow (RIAS Collection)
Item 7 of 9Public Record OfficeOffice of Works Records  
Item 8 of 9RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Johnston Beveridge: F no3541 (box 25)
Item 9 of 9UncertainGlasgow Cathedral Archives Blore drawings and Matheson drawings including contract drawings

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