Basic Site Details

Name: Glasgow Cenotaph
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Sculptor - Ernest Gillick.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow War MemorialYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1George SquareYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 519211924  
Item 2 of 5April 1921  Limited competition held
Item 3 of 5April 1922  Tenders sought
Item 4 of 520 April 1922  First revised proposals
Item 5 of 531 May 1924  Unveling

People

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 7(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectA19211924Invited to submit design in limited competition - design selected
Item 2 of 7Burnet, Son & DickArchitectural practiceA19211924Invited to submit design in limited competition - design selected
Item 3 of 7Norman Aitken DickArchitectA19211924Invited to submit design in limited competition - design selected
Item 4 of 7Walter J KnightArchitectA19211924Developed Burnet's competition-winning scheme, as assistant
Item 5 of 7(Sir) Robert Stodart LorimerArchitectB1921 Invited to submit design in limited competition - unsuccessful
Item 6 of 7Edwin Landseer LutyensArchitectC1921 Invited to submit design in limited competition - unsuccessful
Item 7 of 7(Sir) George Frampton D1921 Invited to submit design in limited competition - unsuccessful

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3City of Glasgow Cenotaph1924City of Glasgow War Memorial unveiling..Order of Prodceedings   
Item 2 of 3McKenzie, Ray2002Public sculpture of Glasgow (Public sculpture of Great Britain series) Liverpool University Presspp147-148
Item 3 of 3Watson, John Recollections Unpublished manuscript in DMW archiveInformation on Knight's involvement

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow Herald21 April 1922  and other references at this time
Item 2 of 2RIAS Quarterly1922no1Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)Spring, pp14-15 Original scheme

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32692George Square, The Cenotaph
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSBuildings of Scotland Research Notes (for published volumes)177 
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Norman Aitken Dick: F no2686 (box 10)