Basic Site Details

Name: Housing, Merrylee
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: 622 dwellings were to be built in two- and three-storey tenements (1950), but in 1951 it was proposed to sell off the houses to private buyers. There were demonstrations and protests, and the programme to sell houses was subsequently defeated in 1952.

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 125 April 1952 * ProposedCorporation to build 622 houses at Merrylee

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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 1Thomas BarclayArchitect 1952 * CHECK - Builder (25 April 1952) refers to plans by 'Director of Housing'... Thomas Barclay?

* earliest date known from documented sources.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Glasgow Corporation Housing Dept1952 scheme


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder25 April 1952  p641
Item 2 of 2Herald, The3 April 1993  pp12-13 - Jack McLean piece, 'A Brave New World dying of old age'