Basic Site Details

Name: Martyrs Public School
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 14,500.

1959 - annexed by Stow College of Building;1961-1973 annexe of St Mungo's Academy; 1983 became arts centre for Forum Arts Trust; later open to the public as a museum and used as offices/workspace by Glasgow Museums (restored 1999). By 2006, open by appointment only, then closed shortly afterwards.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Conservation Centre for Glasgow MuseumsYes 
Item 2 of 2Forum Arts TrustYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 211, Barony StreetYes 
Item 2 of 217, Parson Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118951898  


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 4Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectA18951898As senior assistant (role on this project uncertain)
Item 2 of 4Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceA18951898 
Item 3 of 4John HoneymanArchitectA18951898 
Item 4 of 4John KeppieArchitectA18951898 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Glasgow School Board 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Crawford, Alan1995Charles Rennie Mackintosh London: Thames and Hudsonp30
Item 2 of 3Hamilton, Sarah L2010Glasgow's School Board Heritage: the Challenges of Conservation MSc Dissertation in Architectural Conservation  
Item 3 of 3Howarth, Thomas1977Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Modern MovementSecond EditionLondon: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltdpp65-8

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News31 July 1896   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Glasgow City ArchivesWorsdall Collection Original drawings
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32619 
Item 3 of 4Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job book
Item 4 of 4Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 265