Basic Site Details

Name: 1-11 Great Western Terrace
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Information from Mrs Edith Burnet Hughes.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Great Western RoadYes 
Item 2 of 31-11, Great Western TerraceYes 
Item 3 of 3Westbourn GardensYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118671877  

People

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 10A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceA18671873Began terrace
Item 2 of 10Alexander ThomsonArchitectA18671873Began terrace
Item 3 of 10George ThomsonArchitectA18671873Began terrace
Item 4 of 10A & G Thomson & TurnbullArchitectural practiceB18731877Continued building of terrace
Item 5 of 10Alexander ThomsonArchitectB18731875Continued building of terrace
Item 6 of 10Robert TurnbullArchitectB18731877Continued building of terrace
Item 7 of 10(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectCc. 1880c. 1882First as assistant and then as senior partner - completed westmost houses of terrace - adhering to Thomson's design for the elevations but changing the rear.
Item 8 of 10John Burnet (senior)ArchitectCc. 1880c. 1882As senior partner - completed westmost houses of terrace - adhering to Thomson's design for the elevations but changing the rear.
Item 9 of 10Kenneth Waltham WhitfieldArchitectE1970s Platform on which it stands with steps, ramps and railed walls modified when Great Western Road was made an expressway.
Item 10 of 10William Holford & AssociatesArchitectural practiceE1970s Platform on which it stands with steps, ramps and railed walls modified when Great Western Road was made an expressway.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Anderson, James Whitelaw, landownerLegal client
Item 2 of 2Henderson, William, builderOriginal developer, but died insolvent in 1870

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 43 Great Western Terrace 
Item 2 of 44 Great Western TerracePersonal information obtained from Walker MacGregor's family by Edith Burnet Hughes: the second owner, Edwards, was John James Burnet's brother-in-law.
Item 3 of 47 Great Western Terrace 
Item 4 of 48 Great Western TerraceMuch altered since (stair window gone)

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Barclay, David1904Greek Thomson: his life and opinions Architectural Review May 1904 
Item 2 of 5Gildard, Thomas1888Greek Thomson Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, xix (30 January 1888), pp191-209 
Item 3 of 5Nicholson, Jane or Thomson, Amelia Memoir of Alexander Thomson Written for Alexander Thomson Memorial 
Item 4 of 5Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 
Item 5 of 5Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p312

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect and Builder's Journal13 May 1914  Illustration
Item 2 of 2Builder31 December 1910XCIX Illustration

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Glasgow City ArchivesFrank Worsdall's Collection on Greek Thomson, including job list and photograph list  
Item 2 of 3Glasgow Institute of ArchitectsBiographical sketch and job list of Greek Thomson by Rev John Stark, 1879  
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32517