Basic Site Details

Name: Pollokshields School
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: A new public school has been opened at Pollokshields. The school will accommodate 800 scholars - boys and girls - and the cost is ascertained to be about 6,000. The buildings have been erected from the plans of Messrs H and D Barclay, of 136, Wellington-street, Glasgow. [Building News 15 August 1879 p201]

This building partly collapsed and led to a court case. David Barclay charged with culpable homicide.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Annexe to Pollokshields Primary School  
Item 2 of 3Pollokshields Early Years Centre 
Item 3 of 3Pollokshields Primary SchoolYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2241, Albert DriveYes1882 part
Item 2 of 211, Melville StreetYes1879-9 part (now an annexe)


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218781879  
Item 2 of 21882   


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 BarclayArchitectA18781879Albert Drive building
Item 2 of 5H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceA18781879Albert Drive building - David Barclay responsible
Item 3 of 5David BarclayArchitectB1882 Melville Street building
Item 4 of 5H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceB1882 Melville Street building
Item 5 of 5Hugh BarclayArchitectB1882 Melville Street building


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Govan School Board 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p571

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect13 May 1882   
Item 2 of 2Building News15 August 1879  p201 - opening

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33370 
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33428Annexe in Melville Street
Item 3 of 4RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Barclay: F v6 p58; microfiche 94/F6
Item 4 of 4Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild :ining petition 5 April 1882 Pollokshields East Petitions for Lining 1880-1887