Basic Site Details

Name: Western Baths
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 20,000

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Hillhead Western BathsYes 
Item 2 of 2Western Club Baths  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 18-12, Cranworth StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418761881  
Item 2 of 424 April 1878 OpenedShifrin gives 29 April 1878.
Item 3 of 41907  Alterations
Item 4 of 41914  Alterations


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 9Clarke & Bell and R A Bryden A18761881Principally by Clarke & Bell
Item 2 of 9George Bell I A18761881 
Item 3 of 9Robert Alexander Bryden A18761881Principally by Clarke & Bell
Item 4 of 9William Clarke A18761881 
Item 5 of 9Charles Rennie Mackintosh B1907 Alterations
Item 6 of 9Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh B1907 Alterations
Item 7 of 9John Keppie B1907 Alteration
Item 8 of 9Honeyman & Keppie C1914 Further alterations
Item 9 of 9John Keppie C1914 Further alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Western Baths Company 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gordon, Ian and Inglis, Simon2009Great Lengths: the Historic Indoor Swimming Pools of Great Britain English Heritagepp72-73
Item 2 of 2Shifrin, Malcolm2015Victorian Turkish Baths Historic Englandpp231-234. Good early photos

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect12 November 1881   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32859 
Item 2 of 3Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book
Item 3 of 3Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild H/66, H/95