Basic Site Details

Name: Clydebank Municipal Buildings
Town, district or village: Clydebank
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
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Notes: Complex comprised municipal offices, Town Hall including Lesser Hall, police department, public baths, fire station with firemen's dwellings, and library.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Clydebank Burgh Buildings  
Item 2 of 2Clydebank Town Hall and Burgh Buildings  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Dumbarton RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51892  Competition held
Item 2 of 5June 1899 Contracts advertised 
Item 3 of 51900 ConstructionBuilding began
Item 4 of 51902 Completion 
Item 5 of 51930  Additions and alterations


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 7John Bennie WilsonArchitect 1892 Unsuccessful competition design
Item 2 of 7James Salmon & SonArchitectural practiceC1892 Competition design - not successful
Item 3 of 7William Forrest SalmonArchitectC1892 Competition design - not successful
Item 4 of 7James MillerArchitectA18931902Won in competition; William Leiper was assessor
Item 5 of 7James Carruthers WalkerArchitectA19001902As chief assistant to James Miller in the construction
Item 6 of 7James MillerArchitectB1930 Additions and alterations
Item 7 of 7Richard McLeod Morrison GunnArchitectB1930 Additions and alterations as chief draughtsman with Miller


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1892   780 (Salmon design); 792 (John Bennie Wilson design)
Item 2 of 2O'Donnell, Raymond2003The life and work of James Salmon architect, 1873-1924 Edinburgh: The Rutland PressSalmon design

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Architect31 July 1908   
Item 2 of 2Building News2 June 1899  p765 - contracts

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register22986 
Item 2 of 3RIAS Collection, NMRS, RCAHMSJames Miller, Son & Manson Drawings Collection 8 drawings (alterations)
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Miller: F v14 p33 no869 (microfilm reel 11); James Carruthers Walker: L v21 no1649