Basic Site Details

Name: Knightswood Housing Scheme
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31921  Land purchased from Summerlee Iron Co and laid out for housing
Item 2 of 319231931Build/construction1st phase of 1,132 houses NE of Glasgow Road began 1923; later phase of 1926-31 added 4,996 houses
Item 3 of 3February 1924 Build/constructionPart of the scheme being built


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 6MacTaggart and Mickel LtdBuilder    
Item 2 of 6John BryceArchitectA1921 Layout
Item 3 of 6Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) A19231931Thomas Barclay responsible
Item 4 of 6Thomas BarclayArchitectA19231931Resident Architect
Item 5 of 6(Sir) John McDonaldBuilderBFebruary 1924 Contractor for part of the scheme
Item 6 of 6John McDonald Contractors (or J M Contractors)Architectural practice, BuildersBFebruary 1924 Contractors for part of the scheme


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p569
Item 2 of 3RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMSp 14, 21-2, 27-30, 35-6, 58, 61, 71
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p390

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Morag CrossInformation sent to DSA Sent November 2016
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Thomas Barclay: L no4903 (combined box 43)