Basic Site Details

Name: Kirkintilloch Town Hall and Municipal Buildings
Town, district or village: Kirkintilloch
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Plans were passed by the Dean of Guild Court in December 1904. The hall was to provide accommodation for 1,200 with cloak rooms committee rooms etc at an estimated cost of 8,500. [British Architect 9 December 1904 p433]

Cost 11,000.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2CowgateYes 
Item 2 of 2Union StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 71904  Competition
Item 2 of 7March 1904 Competition announced 
Item 3 of 7May 1904 Competition designs submitted'Of the eightenn plans received for the Kirkintilloch Town Hall, those marked 'K' have been selected. These provide for a very large hall with gallery, balciny and organ recesscapable of holding 1,200 persons and a similar hall to hold 200 persons. The estimated cost is 11,000.
Item 4 of 71905 Design exhibitedJames Lindsay design
Item 5 of 7May 1905 Foundation stone 
Item 6 of 7July 1906 Opened 
Item 7 of 71937  Alterations?


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 12John ShanksArchitectB19041906Acted as master of works for erection of Walker & Ramsay's winning design
Item 2 of 12Robert James WalkerArchitectB19041906Won competition to secure job
Item 3 of 12Thomas RamsayArchitectB19041906Won competition to secure job
Item 4 of 12Walker & RamsayArchitectural practiceB19041906Won competition to secure job
Item 5 of 12James Salmon (junior)ArchitectC1904 Competition design - not successful
Item 6 of 12John Gaff GillespieArchitectC1904 Competition design - not successful
Item 7 of 12Salmon, Son & GillespieArchitectural practiceC1904 Competition design - not successful
Item 8 of 12William Forrest SalmonArchitectC1904 Competition design - not successful
Item 9 of 12James LindsayArchitect 1905 Competition design - placed second
Item 10 of 12Alexander Cochran DennyArchitectA1939 Alterations?
Item 11 of 12Denny & BlainArchitectural practiceA1939 Alterations?
Item 12 of 12William John BlainArchitectA1939 Alterations?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Academy Architecture1905 part 1 pp96, 97 (James Lindsay's design); p94 (Walker & Ramsay's designs)
Item 2 of 3Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp573
Item 3 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1905   434

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4British Architect4 March 1904  p167
Item 2 of 4British Architect4 May 1904  p330
Item 3 of 4British Architect30 September 1904   
Item 4 of 4British Architect9 December 1904  p443 - plans passed

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of Neil DarlingtonInformation sent via DSA website Additional information sent August 2009
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register48641 
Item 3 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) 10 sheets drawings (roll 14)(4 for Walker and Ramsay work and 6 for Denny and Blain) (roll 14)
Item 4 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Shanks: L v1 no97 (microfilm reel 29)