Basic Site Details

Name: Airdrie County Buildings
Town, district or village: Airdrie
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Robert Paterson, builder, acted as contractor. Contract shared with Alexander Nicol. Cost 6,626.

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Airdrie County Buildings, Bank StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Broomknoll StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51858 Build/construction 
Item 2 of 5April 1859 OpenedBurnt 8 months after completion, rebuilt and reopened.
Item 3 of 5After 1892Before 1906Alteration/conversionRestoration and alterations on three occasions
Item 4 of 5After 1906Before 1912Alteration/conversionAlterations
Item 5 of 51969 Destruction/demolitionReplaced by New County Buildings (Cunningham Glass Partnership)


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 7James ThomsonArchitect 1858  
Item 2 of 7James Thomson & SonsArchitectural practiceBAfter 1892Before 1906Restoration and alterations on three occasions
Item 3 of 7James Thomson (junior)ArchitectBAfter 1892Before 1906Restoration and alterations on three occasions - as apprentice/assistant to James Thomson & Sons
Item 4 of 7John ThomsonArchitectBAfter 1892Before 1906Restoration and alterations on three occasions
Item 5 of 7Alexander Houston ThomsonArchitectCAfter 1906Before 1912Alterations
Item 6 of 7James Thomson & SonsArchitectural practiceCAfter 1906Before 1912Alterations
Item 7 of 7John ThomsonArchitectCAfter 1906Before 1912Alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Close, Rob, Gifford, John & Walker, Frank Arneil2016The Buildings of Scotland: Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp.112
Item 2 of 2Peden, Allan1992The Monklands: an illustrated architectural guide RIASpp14-15

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Dr Philip McWilliams (extracted from local newspaper, 30 March 1912)
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Houston Thomson: L v26 no2116; James Thomson Junior: L v21 no1621