Basic Site Details

Name: Town Hall
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The municipal records contain no specific reference to who designed this building the facade of which was based on Webb's Gallery at Somerset House, London. Dreghorn was employed to measure the masonry and may have been responsible for the design.

Alternative Names

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

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 317361738Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31781 ReconstructionRemodelled as the Tontine Hotel
Item 3 of 3c. 1914 Destruction/demolition 


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 1Allan DreghornArchitectA17361738Was involved with the building of this


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gomme, Andor and Walker, David1987Architecture of GlasgowSecond revised ednLondon: Lund Humphriesp52-3, 291
Item 2 of 2Renwick (ed.)1913Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow  v, 1739-59, 14