Basic Site Details

Name: St Margaret's Church
Town, district or village: Tollcross
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: ST MARGARETíS CHURCH TOLLCROSS, near Glasgow. The accommodation of this church is for 322. The cost is £2,203 exclusive of fees, but inclusive of all else. A local red sandstone is used inside and out ; interior walls rough two-coat plaster and stone dressings. The roofs are white pine, and covered with Peck's tiles. The finishings are yellow pine ; choir steps and pulpit of stone. The font is placed in the jamb of the choir, by request. The details of screens and stalls are exceedingly simple, and the pulpit is merely composed of two or three courses of ashlar enriched by a text. At a small outlay I tried to touch up the gasfittings and make them look interesting. That, with a few texts on the greenish stained woodwork in white, is all the decoration I had money for.
W. G. Rowan, Architect.
[Building News 7 August 1903 p170]

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 1179, Braidfauld StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219001901  
Item 2 of 219051907Addition 


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 2William Gardner RowanArchitect 19001901 
Item 2 of 2Henry Edward CliffordArchitectB19051907Additions may be by Clifford or Watson Salmond & Gray?


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Academy Architecture1902 part 1 pp79, 80
Item 2 of 2Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1902   544 & 547

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building Industries9 April 1902   
Item 2 of 2Building News7 August 1903  p170

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Mitchell Library GlasgowOffice Plans and drawings of Watson, Salmond & GrayTD 1155/66 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers William Gardner Rowan: F v19 p104 no1404 (microfilm reel 12)