Basic Site Details

Name: Buck's Head Buildings
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Restoration part-funded by the Historic Scotland Hsitoric Buildings Award.

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 259-63, Argyle StreetYes 
Item 2 of 21, Dunlop StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21863c. 1868  
Item 2 of 219801984RestorationAlso retail development


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 5A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceA1863c. 1868 
Item 2 of 5Alexander ThomsonArchitectA1863c. 1868 
Item 3 of 5George ThomsonArchitectA1863c. 1868 
Item 4 of 5Carl Fisher Sibbald & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19801984Restoration and retail development
Item 5 of 5David Greig Sibbald D19801984Restoration and retail development


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Leck, Henry, accountant and/or Simpson, John, builder 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Gildard, Thomas1888Greek Thomson Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, xix (30 January 1888), pp191-209 
Item 2 of 3Nicholson, Jane or Thomson, Amelia Memoir of Alexander Thomson Written for Alexander Thomson Memorial 
Item 3 of 3Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Courtesy of David G SibbaldInformation sent via DSA website Sent July 2009
Item 2 of 4Glasgow Institute of ArchitectsBiographical sketch and job list of Greek Thomson by Rev John Stark, 1879  
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3260863 Argyle Street (Buck's Head Buildings)
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild