Basic Site Details

Name: Bellshill Academy
Town, district or village: Bellshill
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of modernisation and extension (1963) 300,000.
This school may be the same as one already listed in the database under a different name, but this is unclear at present.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Bellshill Academy, Main StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518961898Build/construction 
Item 2 of 519081909Alterations and additions 
Item 3 of 51947 ProposedClassrooms
Item 4 of 57 January 1955 * AdditionPlans in hand for additions
Item 5 of 51963 AdditionModernisation and extension

* 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 12Bruce & HayArchitectural practice 18961898Information from the Coatbridge Express, 3 June 1896, p.2
Item 2 of 12Donald BruceArchitect 18961898 
Item 3 of 12Edward Alexander Buckingham HayArchitect 18961898 
Item 4 of 12Bruce & HayArchitectural practice 19081909Added E wing
Item 5 of 12Donald BruceArchitect 19081909Added E wing
Item 6 of 12Edward Alexander Buckingham HayArchitect 19081909Added E wing
Item 7 of 12William Robertson WattArchitect 1947 Classrooms
Item 8 of 12William Robertson WattArchitect 1955 * Additions
Item 9 of 12Eric Doig EllisonArchitectA1963 Modernisation and extension - as partner in charge
Item 10 of 12John Thomson KingArchitectA1963 Modernisation and extension - Eric Doig Ellison as partner in charge
Item 11 of 12King Main & EllisonArchitectural practiceA1963 Modernisation and extension - Eric Doig Ellison as partner in charge
Item 12 of 12Thomas Bell MainArchitectA1963 Modernisation and extension - Eric Doig Ellison as partner in charge

* earliest date known from documented sources.


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.125
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder4 July 1947  p24
Item 2 of 2Builder7 January 1955  p36

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Eric Doig Ellison: F no5911 (combined box 107)