Basic Site Details

Name: Town Hall
Town, district or village: Port Glasgow
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: CHECK status - 1959 proposal completed/orig. building demo'd?

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61815   
Item 2 of 69 August 1860May 1862 Town Council meetings held to discuss repairs after lightning damage (no architect given)
Item 3 of 61891  Prison accommodation remodelled
Item 4 of 6After 1899Before 1911 Decoration
Item 5 of 61935  Plans to be prepared for extension
Item 6 of 66 March 1959 Proposed'new town hall to replace existing building. Est. cost about 100,000.' per Builder p478


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 7David Hamilton  1815  
Item 2 of 7James Brown Stewart  1891 Prison accommodation remodelled
Item 3 of 7James Montgomerie Alexander BAfter 1899Before 1911Decoration
Item 4 of 7Joseph John Tough BAfter 1899Before 1911Decoration
Item 5 of 7Stewart, Tough & Alexander BAfter 1899Before 1911Decoration
Item 6 of 7George Arthur & Son A1935 Extension
Item 7 of 7John Maurice Arthur A1935 Extension


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2RCAHMS1996Tolbooths and Town-Houses: Civic Architecture in Scotland to 1833 London: The Stationery Officep172
Item 2 of 2Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p111

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder28 May 1935CXLVIII p1158
Item 2 of 2Builder6 March 1959  p478

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Location not specified by RCAHMSPort Glasgow Town Council Minutes Minutes January-March 1891
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Joseph John Tough: L v21 no1636