Basic Site Details

Name: Queen's Park Higher Grade School
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: There are four buildings on the site, two dating from c.1874 , the H & D Barclay School and the main building, (designed to replace the 1870s buildings) left incomplete - by Thomson & Sandilands.

The H & D Barclay School was opened in February 1902 as recorded by the Building News -
GLASGOW - The opening ceremony of the Queen’s Park Higher Grade School, which has been erected by Cathcart School Board at a cost of from £13,000 to £14,000, took place on Friday. It is situated in Grange Road Langside. The building is of two stories with the rooms grouped on three sides of a large hall 76 feet by 41 feet, open the full height of the building, the upper tier of rooms entering from a gallery surrounding the hall. There is a gymnasium on the upper floor, 46 feet by 24 feet. On the ground floor, opening from the west vestibule is a manual workshop fitted with wood-working benches and desks for pattern drawing. There are also two power lathes for turning with a grindstone for tools, driven by an electric motor. A corresponding apartment opening from the east vestibule is fitted up as a cookery practice kitchen and demonstration lecture room for cookery. The other rooms on the ground floor comprise the laboratories for natural philosophy and chemistry, and a general lecture room for these subjects. On the upper floor are seven ordinary classrooms, one of these being for sewing. There are also two special art rooms. The buildings have been planned by Messrs H and D Barclay, architects, Glasgow [Building News 28 February 1902 p303]

School now demolished and entrance features reconstructed at rear of New Victoria Infirmary - but unclear whether these are of the earlier or later parts of the school.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Teacher's Resource CentreYes 

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 175, Grange RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41874  First two blocks built
Item 2 of 419011902 Higher Grade School - northern block
Item 3 of 41912  New part of school
Item 4 of 41926  Revised scheme; not completed


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 9(Dr) Colin SinclairArchitectA19001902As chief assistant to H & D Barclay
Item 2 of 9David BarclayArchitectA19001902 
Item 3 of 9H & D BarclayArchitectural practiceA19001902 
Item 4 of 9John ThomsonArchitectB1912 Construction begun - left incomplete
Item 5 of 9Robert Douglas SandilandsArchitectB1912 Construction begun - left incomplete
Item 6 of 9Thomson & SandilandsArchitectural practiceB1912 Construction begun - left incomplete
Item 7 of 9Alexander Hood MacLeodArchitectC1926 Revised scheme; not completed
Item 8 of 9John ThomsonArchitectC1926 Revised scheme; not completed
Item 9 of 9Thomson Sandilands & MacLeodArchitectural practiceC1926 Revised scheme; not completed


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1 Cathcart School Boardfor 1902 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Hamilton, Sarah L2010Glasgow's School Board Heritage: the Challenges of Conservation MSc Dissertation in Architectural Conservation  

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder27 October 1900LXXIX  
Item 2 of 2Building News28 February 1902  p303

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Glasgow City Archives, Mitchell LibraryCathcart School Board Minutes Cathcart School Board Minutes and plans
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register De-listed November 2013
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Colin Sinclair: L v1 no54 (microfilm reel 29)