Basic Site Details

Name: Saracen Factory
Town, district or village: Possilpark
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost of work from 1897 to 1902 £25,250

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Saracen FoundryYes 
Item 2 of 2Saracen Iron WorksYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 173, Hawthorn StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21869  Original work
Item 2 of 21897 Journal referenceAddition


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 6James BoucherArchitectB1869 Original block
Item 2 of 6John W MacfarlaneArchitect Before 1886 * Unspecified work, as (resident?) draughtsman
Item 3 of 6Boucher & HigginsArchitectural practiceA1897 Addition
Item 4 of 6Henry HigginsArchitectA1897 Addition
Item 5 of 6James BoucherArchitectA1897 Addition
Item 6 of 6D M TyreArchitect, EngineerCAfter 1897 Additions

* earliest date known from documented sources.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Macfarlane, Walter & Co 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Academy Architecture1897 part 2 Check page no
Item 2 of 4Hume, John R1974Industrial Archaeology of Glasgow Glasgow & London: BlackieM17
Item 3 of 4Stratten and Stratten1891Glasgow and its environs: a literary, commercial & social review past & present… London, Stratten & StrattenIllustrations of exterior and interior pp98-99
Item 4 of 4Watson, Donald and McKay, Judith1994Queensland Architects of the 19th Century Brisbane: Queensland MuseumEntry for John W Macfarlane