Basic Site Details

Name: Biscuit Factory of Gray, Dunn & Co, Kinning Park
Town, district or village: Kinning Park
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2MilnparkYes 
Item 2 of 275-115, Stanley StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 7   Additional storeys added (date unknown)
Item 2 of 71875 Construction(?) 
Item 3 of 718931897 Extension (number 115 Stanley Street)
Item 4 of 71934  South block added
Item 5 of 7May 1951 AdditionAdditions and alterations, south block: 25,000.
Item 6 of 715 May 1953 * AdditionPlans in hand for extension
Item 7 of 713 October 1958 Design exhibitedat '97th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts...A factory extension for Messrs. Gray Dunn & Co, is four photographs, two interiors and two exteriors (No. 220).' per Builder 7 Nov 1958 p773

* 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 10John Baird the SecondArchitectA1875  
Item 2 of 10Fred RowntreeArchitectB18931897Extension (115 Stanley Street)
Item 3 of 10John Galt MitchellArchitectB1893 Extension (115 Stanley Street) - as assistant to Stark & Rowntree
Item 4 of 10Malcolm StarkArchitectB18931897Extension (115 Stanley Street)
Item 5 of 10Stark & RowntreeArchitectural practiceB18931897Extension (115 Stanley Street)
Item 6 of 10James Henry GrayArchitectC1934 South block
Item 7 of 10John Watson (junior)ArchitectC1934 South block
Item 8 of 10Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceC1934 South block
Item 9 of 10Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practice 1951 Additions and alterations
Item 10 of 10Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practice 1953 * Plans in hand for extension

* earliest date known from documented sources.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Gray, Dunn & Company - biscuit manufacturers 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Hume, John R1974Industrial Archaeology of Glasgow Glasgow & London: Blackiepp11, 12 & 242 (G172)
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p600

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder4 May 1951  p640
Item 2 of 3Builder15 May 1953  p776
Item 3 of 3Builder7 November 1958  'Architecture at the Royal Glasgow Institute Exhibition: Standard Higher than in Recent Years' p773

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Mitchell LibraryGildard's 'Some Old Glasgow Architects' supplementary manuscript p15
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers John Galt Mitchell: L v1 no91 (microfilm reel 29); Fred Rowntree: F v16 p59 no1046 (microfilm reel 11); John Watson Junior: F no3983 (box 31)