Basic Site Details

Name: Cleland Testimonial Building
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2235-245, Buchanan StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Sauchiehall Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418351836ConstructionOriginal building
Item 2 of 41 August 1835 Foundation stone 
Item 3 of 41907  Remodelled from Cleland Testimonial Building to George Hotel
Item 4 of 410 July 1964 * Alteration/conversionGeorge Hotel acquires four-storey shop and warehouse block at corner of Buchanan Street and Bath Street, adjoining the hotel, in order to form extension

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 5D & J HamiltonArchitectural practiceA18351836Original building
Item 2 of 5David HamiltonArchitectA18351836Original building
Item 3 of 5James HamiltonArchitectA18351836 
Item 4 of 5David Henry HunterArchitectB1907 Conversion to George Hotel - as chief assistant to Neil Campbell Duff
Item 5 of 5Neil Campbell DuffArchitectB1907 Conversion to George Hotel


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Dennistoun, James of GolfhillFor original moument - prime mover.
Item 2 of 2Prestwick Hotels Ltd1964, extension


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University PressEntry for David Hamilton
Item 2 of 3Gildard, Thomas1895An Old Glasgow Architect on some Older OnesXXVIProceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgowp104
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p222

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder10 July 1964  p96
Item 2 of 2Caledonian Mercury15 August 1835   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33005 
Item 2 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Henry Hunter: L v1 no84 (microfilm reel 29)
Item 3 of 3Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 2/1671