Basic Site Details

Name: Albert Road Academy
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Now part of Pollokshields Primary School. See separate entry for Pollokshields School.

'An extensive addition has been made to the Albert Road School Pollockshields. Accommodation is provided in the new building for a chemical laboratory, lecture room, physics laboratory, manual workshop, art rooms, cookery and other rooms. There are separate cloakrooms and lavatories. A proposal to erect a small astronomical observatory on the roof is under consideration. Messrs H and D Barclay, architects, Glasgow were the architects for the work'.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Albert Road School  
Item 2 of 3Pollokshields Primary SchoolYes 
Item 3 of 3Pollokshields School  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2241, Albert DriveYes 
Item 2 of 2Herriet StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218781882Build/construction 
Item 2 of 21901 Addition 


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 5David BarclayArchitectA1882  
Item 2 of 5H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceA1882  
Item 3 of 5Hugh BarclayArchitectA1882  
Item 4 of 5David BarclayArchitectB1901 Additions
Item 5 of 5H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceB1901 Additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Hamilton, Sarah L2010Glasgow's School Board Heritage: the Challenges of Conservation MSc Dissertation in Architectural Conservation  
Item 2 of 2Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p571

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Architect13 May 1882   
Item 2 of 4British Architect5 July 1901  p18
Item 3 of 4Builder20 July 1901  p63
Item 4 of 4Building News15 August 1879   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33370 
Item 2 of 2Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild Dean of Guild 1/7174 (B only). Lining petition18 June 1881 (Pollokshields East Petitions for Lining 1880-1887)