Basic Site Details

Name: Blackie & Son Printing Works
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Drawings presented to University of Glasgow in 1967 - since lost.

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 115-17, Stanhope StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418691871  
Item 2 of 41885  Extension
Item 3 of 418991900 Block on corner of Taylor Street
Item 4 of 41967 Demolition 


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 6A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceA18691871South part of main block - now demolished
Item 2 of 6Alexander ThomsonArchitectA18691871South part of main block - now demolished
Item 3 of 6George ThomsonArchitectA18691871South part of main block - now demolished
Item 4 of 6Alexander SkirvingArchitectB1885 Extension to north of main block - main block now demolished
Item 5 of 6Alexander SkirvingArchitectC1890 Block to west of site
Item 6 of 6George SimpsonArchitect 18991900Block on the corner of Taylor Street


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Blackie, Robert & Son - publishers 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7Blackie, Agnes A C1959Blackie & Son 1809-1959 London and Glasgow 1959 
Item 2 of 7Gildard, Thomas1888Greek Thomson Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, xix (30 January 1888), pp191-209 
Item 3 of 7Gomme, Andor and Walker, David1987Architecture of GlasgowSecond revised ednLondon: Lund Humphries 
Item 4 of 7Hume, John R1974Industrial Archaeology of Glasgow Glasgow & London: BlackieG22
Item 5 of 7McFadzean, Ronald1979The Life and Work of Alexander Thomson London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 
Item 6 of 7Nicholson, Jane or Thomson, Amelia Memoir of Alexander Thomson Written for Alexander Thomson Memorial 
Item 7 of 7Stamp, 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 3Glasgow City ArchivesFrank Worsdall's Collection on Greek Thomson, including job list and photograph list  
Item 2 of 3Glasgow UniversityGlasgow University Archives Drawings by Skirving
Item 3 of 3Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild 13 October 1869, 27 April 1871