Basic Site Details

Name: Caledonia Road UP Church
Town, district or village: Hutchesontown
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost approximately 8,000 to build.

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 11, Caledonia RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518551857 Church and hall
Item 2 of 522 March 1857 Opened 
Item 3 of 51965  Burnt out and partially demolished
Item 4 of 525 March 1966 ProposedSurvey to be made of portico and tower with a view to preserving them as a memorial to Alexander Thomson. Building had previously been recommended for demolition
Item 5 of 519691971RepairRepairs following fire.


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 8Baird & ThomsonArchitectural practiceA18551856Began church
Item 2 of 8John Baird the SecondArchitectA18551856Began church
Item 3 of 8Alexander ThomsonArchitectAB18551857Church and hall
Item 4 of 8George ThomsonArchitectB18561857Completed church
Item 5 of 8A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceB1857 Completed church
Item 6 of 8(Sir) Frank Mears & PartnersArchitectural practiceB19691971Repairs following fire.
Item 7 of 8Horace Arthur Rendel GovanArchitectB19691971Repairs following fire.
Item 8 of 8Hugh William Jack CrawfordArchitectB19691971Repairs following fire.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1UP Congregation meeting in Wellington Place Academy, Commercial Place 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 9Aikman, J Logie1875Historical Notices of the United Presbyterian Congregations in Glasgow Glasgow 1875 
Item 2 of 9Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p79
Item 3 of 9APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 4 of 9Barclay, David1904Greek Thomson: his life and opinions Architectural Review May 1904 
Item 5 of 9Gildard, Thomas1888Greek Thomson Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, xix (30 January 1888), pp191-209 
Item 6 of 9Law, Graham1954Greek Thomsoncxv, May 1954Architectural Review, May 1954 (Publication of 1960 Cambridge dissertation, original at NMRS) 
Item 7 of 9Nicholson, Jane or Thomson, Amelia Memoir of Alexander Thomson Written for Alexander Thomson Memorial 
Item 8 of 9Small, Robert1904History of the Congregations of the United Presbyterian Church from 1733 to 1900 Edinburgh: Riverside PressVolume 2, p91
Item 9 of 9Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Builder25 December 1964  p1365 - considers possible renovation of church
Item 2 of 9Building25 March 1966  p.170
Item 3 of 9Building Chronicle1 April 1856  p11
Item 4 of 9Building Chronicle1 January 1857  p151
Item 5 of 9Building ChronicleApril 1857  p189 (date?)
Item 6 of 9Glasgow Herald1 November 1965   
Item 7 of 9Glasgow Herald18 November 1965   
Item 8 of 9Glasgow Herald4 March 1966   
Item 9 of 9Glasgow Herald27 October 1967  Illustration

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Glasgow City ArchivesFrank Worsdall's Collection on Greek Thomson, including job list and photograph list  
Item 2 of 5Glasgow Institute of ArchitectsBiographical sketch and job list of Greek Thomson by Rev John Stark, 1879  
Item 3 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register334971 Caledonia Road, Former Caledonia Road UP Church
Item 4 of 5Mitchell Library, GlasgowDrawings Collection Drawings
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Baird II: F v5 p60; microfiche 89/B4