Basic Site Details

Name: Govan Town Hall and Municipal Buildings
Town, district or village: Govan
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Assessor George Washington Browne

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Town hall  
Item 2 of 2Municipal building  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 4Carmichael StreetYes 
Item 2 of 4401, Govan RoadYes 
Item 3 of 41-11, Merryland StreetYes 
Item 4 of 4Summertown RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5 4 January 1901Completion 
Item 2 of 51897 Competition held 
Item 3 of 518971902  
Item 4 of 5September 1898 Foundation stone 
Item 5 of 5October 1901 Opened 


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 7Daniel Walter MacMath A18971902As assistant to Thomson & Sandilands
Item 2 of 7John Thomson A18971902Won competition and secured job
Item 3 of 7Robert Douglas Sandilands A18971902Won competition and secured job
Item 4 of 7Thomson & Sandilands A18971902Won competition and secured job
Item 5 of 7Andrew Balfour B1898 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 6 of 7Henry Bell Wesley Steele B1898 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 7 of 7Steele & Balfour B1898 Competition design - unsuccessful


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Academy Architecture1898 part 1  
Item 2 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1898   328 (Steele & Balfour); 379 (Thomson & Sandilands)
Item 3 of 3Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1899   686 (Thomson & Sandilands)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Builder1 May 1897LXXII  
Item 2 of 6Building News21 May 1897.  Design illustrated
Item 3 of 6Building News23 May 1897   
Item 4 of 6Building News23 September 1898   
Item 5 of 6Building News11 October 1901  p484
Item 6 of 6Glasgow Advertiser and Property Circular21 June 1898   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33340401 Govan Road, Summertown Road, Carmichael Street, 1-11 Merryland Street (Odd Nos) Former Govan Town Hall
Item 2 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection GWD 14
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Robert Douglas Sandilands: F v17 p51 no1122 (microfilm reel 12); John Thomson: F v17 p55 no1124 (microfilm reel 12)
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild H-Gov 37/679 (1902)