Basic Site Details

Name: The Sixty Steps
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Public stairway and retaining wall connecting with the Queen Margaret Bridge or Walker's Bridge, now demolished.

Alternative Names

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Kelvinside Terrace WestYes 
Item 2 of 2Queen Margaret PlaceYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11872 Build/constructionSome sources claim the steps and adjacent wall were designed by Greek Thomson. However more recent research inidcates that this is not the case and that the scheme was part of the larger engineering undertaking (with Queen Margaret Bridge) for John Ewing Walker.

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 3A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceA1872 Some sources claim the steps and adjacent wall were designed by Greek Thomson. However more recent research inidcates that this is not the case and that the scheme was part of the larger engineering undertaking (with Queen Margaret Bridge) for John Ewing Walker.
Item 2 of 3Alexander ThomsonArchitectA1872 Some sources claim the steps and adjacent wall were designed by Greek Thomson. However more recent research inidcates that this is not the case and that the scheme was part of the larger engineering undertaking (with Queen Margaret Bridge) for John Ewing Walker.
Item 3 of 3George ThomsonArchitectA1872 Some sources claim the steps and adjacent wall were designed by Greek Thomson. However more recent research inidcates that this is not the case and that the scheme was part of the larger engineering undertaking (with Queen Margaret Bridge) for John Ewing Walker.

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Walker, John Ewing - developerClient

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2McFadzean, Ronald1979The Life and Work of Alexander Thomson London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 
Item 2 of 2Stamp, 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 3Evening Times24 July 1936   
Item 2 of 3Glasgow Herald11 October 1869   
Item 3 of 3Glasgow Herald20 October 1870   

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 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33772 
Item 3 of 3Historic Scotland RecordsThe Listed Glasgow Buildings of Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, complied by Iain Paterson, 1997