Basic Site Details

Name: Lilybank House
Town, district or village: Hillhead
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Queen Margaret HallYes 
Item 2 of 2University of Glasgow, Gilmorehill Campus Building D9Yes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 142, Bute GardensYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51850 Build/constructionOriginal house built (HS gives date as 1845)
Item 2 of 518631865 Incoporation of earlier house
Item 3 of 51895 Alterations and additionsN addition
Item 4 of 51908  Further work
Item 5 of 52005 Refurbishment 


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 10A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceC18631865Incorporating house of c.1850
Item 2 of 10Alexander ThomsonArchitectC18631865Incorporating house of 1850.
Item 3 of 10George ThomsonArchitectC18631865Incorporating house of c.1850
Item 4 of 10Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceA1895 Alterations and additions - N addition
Item 5 of 10John KeppieArchitectA1895 Alterations and additions - N addition
Item 6 of 10Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceD1900 Additions
Item 7 of 10John KeppieArchitectD1900 Additions
Item 8 of 10Charles Rennie MackintoshArchitectB1908 Further work
Item 9 of 10Honeyman, Keppie & MackintoshArchitectural practiceB1908 Further work
Item 10 of 10John KeppieArchitectB1908 Further work


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Blackie, John Junior - publisher and Lord ProvostClient for Thomson work
Item 2 of 2Queen Margaret Hall Co Ltd 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Hansell, M, Harris, H, Reilly, M and Roxton, G D2009Architectural Treasures of the University of Glasgow  p52
Item 2 of 5MacLehose, James1886Memoirs and portraits of one hundred Glasgow Men who have died during the last thirty years  Glasgow: James MacLehose & Sonsp39
Item 3 of 5Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 
Item 4 of 5Urquhart, G2000Along Great Western Road  p24-5
Item 5 of 5Urquhart, Gordon R2008Friends of Glasgow West: Hillhead Heritage Trail  Building No 6

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 7Glasgow City ArchivesFrank Worsdall's Collection on Greek Thomson, including job list and photograph list  
Item 2 of 7Glasgow University ArchivesArchval material relating to the building of the UniversityGB248 DC233/2/13, BUL/6/25/1-5Records of Quuen Margaret Hall 1894-1923
Item 3 of 7Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register32853 
Item 4 of 7Historic Scotland RecordsThe Listed Glasgow Buildings of Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, complied by Iain Paterson, 1997  
Item 5 of 7Hunterian MuseumMackintosh CollectionGLAHA 53061-3Job book (for 1895, 1900, and 1908 work)
Item 6 of 7National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Court of Session recordsCS228/C/29/8Court of Session processes, Carron Company versus David Ritchie, iron founder, of Lilybank House
Item 7 of 7Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of Guild Ref:1/ 3882