Basic Site Details

Name: Paisley Grammar School and William Barbour Academy
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Old Grammar School  
Item 2 of 2Paisley Grammar SchoolYes 

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 1Glasgow RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418951898  
Item 2 of 41904 Plans submittedGymnasium
Item 3 of 419381940 Janitor's Lodge
Item 4 of 423 May 1958 Proposed'Tenders invited, several works, in connection with additional accomodation...Applications to R. Urquart, County C, County-bldgs., Paisley.' per Builder p974


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 6Thomas Lennox WatsonArchitect 1895 Design - presumably unsuccessful competition entry
Item 2 of 6William KerrArchitect 18951898As assistant to T G Abercrombie
Item 3 of 6Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitectA18951898With William Kerr as assistant
Item 4 of 6Charles DavidsonArchitect 1898 Alterations
Item 5 of 6Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitectB1904 Gymnasium
Item 6 of 6James Steel MaitlandArchitect 19381940Janitor's Lodge


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1895   211 (Thomas Lennox Watson)
Item 2 of 2MacLean, Allan1986Abercrombie and Maitland Architects 1886-1963 B. Arch University of Strathclydesome information courtesy of Duncan Macintosh, Renfrewshire Council

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder23 May 1958  p974
Item 2 of 2Paisley and Renfrewshire Gazette17 September 1898   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39129 
Item 2 of 3Renfrewshire CouncilPaisley Dean of Guild Records Plans dated 1895, 1898 and 1904 - in Paisley Library
Item 3 of 3Swan, Adam (comp) (DMW Archive)William Kerr list of works