Basic Site Details

Name: David Livingstone Memorial Buildings
Town, district or village: Blantyre
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Blantyre
Status: A listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2David Livingstone BirthplaceYes 
Item 2 of 2Shuttle Row  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Worker's cottageYesMill workers' cottages
Item 2 of 2Museum  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1David Livingstone Memorial Buildings, Station RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 519271929RestorationRestoration and layout of park
Item 2 of 519751977Alterations and additionsMuseum and African Pavilion added.
Item 3 of 519831984Restoration 
Item 4 of 520142021RedevelopmentMasterplan produced 2014. Work underway 2020-21.
Item 5 of 5c. 1870 Build/constructionOriginal mill workers' rows.


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 6(Sir) Frank Charles MearsArchitect 19271929Restoration and layout of park
Item 2 of 6Alexander Cullen & Co (or Alex Cullen & Co.)Architectural practice, SurveyorsB19751977Museum and African Pavilion added.
Item 3 of 6David Stewart ToyArchitectB19751977Museum and African Pavilion added.
Item 4 of 6Fred McDermidQuantity SurveyorB19751977Museum and African Pavilion added.
Item 5 of 6George Sinclair McPhail B19751977Museum and African Pavilion added.
Item 6 of 6Gareth Hoskins  2014 Masterplan produced for further redevelopment of site. Work underway 2020-21.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp131
Item 2 of 3Close, Rob, Gifford, John & Walker, Frank Arneil2016The Buildings of Scotland: Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp.139; image 79
Item 3 of 3RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register5162 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Frank Charles Mears: F no2513 (box 7)