Basic Site Details

Name: Mossbank Industrial School
Town, district or village: Hogganfield
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: In October last (1873) the main building of the above institution, situated at Hogganfield, near Glasgow, was destroyed by fire, the damage being estimated at from 9,000 to 10,000. The ceremony of relaying the foundation stone has just taken place. The original structure has been entirely removed, except the two end wings, and it is proposed now to re-arrange it on the block system, the connection being by corridors on the ground floor. When the structure is rebuilt, there will be accommodation for about 400 inmates. In addition to the main block, a large range of workshops has been erected, and a separate building, containing class-rooms, is in contemplation. It is estimated that the cost of re-building the institution will be 8,867, and the directors, it is satisfactory to learn, have sufficient funds in hand to cover this outlay. The structure, which will be of very plain description, will be built of brick. Messrs Campbell, Douglas and Sellars, the architects of the original building, have prepared the plans. [Builder 3 October 1874 p826]

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Cumbernauld Road Address given by Canmore
Item 2 of 2Mossbank Industrial School, Royston RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31868(?) Build/constructionOriginal Campbell Douglas and Sellars building
Item 2 of 3October 1873 Destruction/demolitionBuilding gutted by fire and mostly demolished
Item 3 of 318741875Reconstruction 


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 3Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA1868(?)1875(?) 
Item 2 of 3Campbell Douglas & SellarsArchitectural practiceA1868(?)1875(?) 
Item 3 of 3James SellarsArchitect, ValuerA1868(?)1875(?) 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architect13 July 1888   
Item 2 of 2Builder3 October 1874  p826

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmoreID 168284