Basic Site Details

Name: Greenhead House for Mr McPhail
Town, district or village: Calton
City or county: Glasgow
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 4Buchanan Institution  
Item 2 of 4Greenhead Special SchoolYes 
Item 3 of 4Greenview SchoolYes 
Item 4 of 4St Aidan's RC SchoolYes 

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 243, 47, Greenhead StreetYes 
Item 2 of 222, MacPhail StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418451846  
Item 2 of 41859  House became Buchanan Institute for Destitute Children
Item 3 of 419041905 Workshops, drill hall and janitor's house
Item 4 of 419131914 Interior of house remodelled


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 5Charles WilsonArchitect 18451846 
Item 2 of 5John RogersonArchitectA19041905Workshops, drill hall and janitor's house
Item 3 of 5Macwhannell & RogersonArchitectural practiceA19041905Workshops, drill hall and janitor's house
Item 4 of 5Ninian MacwhannellArchitectA19041905Workshops, drill hall and janitor's house
Item 5 of 5Ninian MacwhannellArchitectB19131914Interior of house remodelled


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1McPhail, Duncan 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Sinclair, Fiona J, ed1995Charles Wilson Architect 1810-1863: A Question of Style Glasgow: Park Circus Promotions, 1995p22
Item 2 of 3Thomson, David1882Memoir of Charles Wilson13 March 1882Proceedings of the Glasgow Philosophical Society 
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p465

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33845 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSCharles Wilson drawings, presented in 1954 by John S Boyd (merger of Thomson/Menzies & Weddell/Thoms Dated September 1845