Basic Site Details

Name: Anderston Free Church
Town, district or village: Hillhead
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Unfinished. Now used as an examination hall for Glasgow University.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Gilmorehill Church of Scotland  
Item 2 of 3Gilmorehill Hall, University of GlasgowYes 
Item 3 of 3University of Glasgow Gilmorehill Campus Building, E9  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 19, University AvenueYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318791880  
Item 2 of 36 January 1961 Contract offeredto Keppie, Henderson and Partners for design 'a suite of rooms for university uses' within the recently acquired Gilmorehill Church per Builder pp37-38
Item 3 of 319961997Alteration/conversionConversion to Gilmorehill Centre


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 6Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA18791880 
Item 2 of 6Campbell Douglas & SellarsArchitectural practiceA18791880 
Item 3 of 6James SellarsArchitect, ValuerA18791880 
Item 4 of 6Keppie Henderson & PartnersArchitectural practice 6 January 1961 per Builder p37
Item 5 of 6David Robertson CollinArchitectC19961997Conversion to Gilmorehill Centre (Multimedia)
Item 6 of 6Keppie Architects (later Keppie Design)Architectural practiceC19961997Conversion to Gilmorehill Centre (Multimedia)


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1University of GlasgowCleint for 1990s work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6McKean, Charles, Walker, David and Walker, Frank1989Central Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh, Rutland Pressp188
Item 2 of 6Rodger, J1999Contemporary Glasgow: the architecture of the 1990s  p90
Item 3 of 6RSA1879   945
Item 4 of 6RSA1880   967
Item 5 of 6Urquhart, G2000Along Great Western Road  p89
Item 6 of 6Urquhart, Gordon R2008Friends of Glasgow West: Hillhead Heritage Trail  building No 19

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect13 June 1879   
Item 2 of 3Builder6 January 1961  'University Buildings' pp37-38
Item 3 of 3ProspectOctober 1997  pp35-7

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Courtesy of David CollinInformation sent to Dictionary Sent May 2013
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32251 
Item 3 of 3Strathclyde Regional ArchivesHillhead Dean of Guild Plans dated 1877 showing proposed tower - never built. (ref no: H/83)