Basic Site Details

Name: Blackhill Housing estate
Town, district or village: Blackhill
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Slum-clearance housing scheme

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 519351936Plans prepared, construction not yet begunDesigned by William McNab
Item 2 of 519361939Build/construction 
Item 3 of 5April 1977  Council approved scheme for demolition of 480 out of 1300 houses. Some areas rehabilitated.
Item 4 of 51980s1990s More houses progressively demolished
Item 5 of 51983  Other houses demolished for Monkland Motorway


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 2Glasgow Corporation Housing Department (later Architectural & Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation) A19351939With William McNab as Director of Housing
Item 2 of 2William McNabArchitectA19351939Responsible for design of scheme as Director of Housing


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Damer, Sean1991From Moorepark To Wine Alley: The Rise And Fall Of A Glasgow Housing Scheme Edinburgh University Press 
Item 2 of 5Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p569
Item 3 of 5Martin, T1982The Blackhill Story   
Item 4 of 5RCAHMS1999Homebuilders: Mactaggart & Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry RCAHMSAn image of three-storey 'Rehousing' tenements, and a plan of a corner tenement p213
Item 5 of 5Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p439

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Architects Journal20 April 1977   
Item 2 of 3Daily Record25 January 1995   
Item 3 of 3Scotland on Sunday2 October 1994  Spectrum - p6