Basic Site Details

Name: Dumbarton Municipal Buildings
Town, district or village: Dumbarton
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Dumbartonís new municipal buildings, which have just been opened, are of Scottish Baronial design and have cost nearly £15,000 to erect, the architects being Messrs J Baird and Thompson of Bath Street Glasgow. The buildings are constructed of red sandstone and form an imposing pile. They front College Park and there is also a fine elevation to Church Street. The Council Chamber is spacious; the various municipal departments are handsomely housed and accommodation is also provided for the police department. .... list of the various contractors. [British Architect 10 April 1903 p272]

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Dumbarton Municipal Buildings, College Street  
Item 2 of 2Glasgow RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118991903  


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 5Baird & ThomsonArchitectural practiceA18991903In partnership
Item 2 of 5Henry Makins TaitArchitectA18991901Some details - as draughtsman to Baird & Thomson
Item 3 of 5James Baird ThomsonArchitectA18991903In partnership
Item 4 of 5James ThomsonArchitectA18991903In partnership
Item 5 of 5William Aitken ThomsonArchitectA18991903In partnership but claims to have superintended the work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John and Walker, Frank Arneil2002Stirling and Central Scotland (The Buildings of Scotland) New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp409

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4British Architect10 April 1903  p272
Item 2 of 4Lennox Herald30 September 1899   
Item 3 of 4Lennox Herald9 October 1899   
Item 4 of 4Lennox Herald4 April 1903   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register24881 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Henry Makins Tait: L v22 no1763; William Aitken Thomson: F v18 no 1193 p 30 (microfilm reel 12)