Basic Site Details

Name: Tenements, 1-18 Walmer Crescent
Town, district or village: Cessnock
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Site feued from William Hamilton of Middleton. He specified the crescent plan in the feu plan. The belief that there was to have been a mirror image development on the south side of Paisley Road West is incorrect: the land there was owned by Moses Steven of Bellahouston.

A NW wing on Harley Street was planned but not built corresponding to that on Weymouth Street, now Cessnock Street.

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 31-5, Cessnock StreetYes 
Item 2 of 3Paisley Road WestYes 
Item 3 of 31-18, Walmer CrescentYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1c. 1857c. 1862  


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 3A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceAc. 1857c. 1862 
Item 2 of 3Alexander ThomsonArchitectAc. 1857c. 1862 
Item 3 of 3George ThomsonArchitectAc. 1857c. 1862 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Hood, John junior, house factor and insurance agentHe feued the ground and advertised the houses to let between 1858 and 1864. Most of these were subsequently sold but he still had 5 houses when he went bankrupt in 1869.

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 310 Walmer Crescent 
Item 2 of 3Walmer Crescent (part), 292-308 Paisley Road WestSee separate entry for alterations to nos 310-328.
Item 3 of 3Walmer Crescent (part), 310-328 Paisley Road WestSee separate entry for alterations to nos 292-308.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Gildard, Thomas1888Greek Thomson Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, xix (30 January 1888), pp191-209 
Item 2 of 5Hitchcock, Henry Russell1954Early Victorian Architecture in Britain Mondon and New Haven, 1954 
Item 3 of 5Law, Graham1954Greek Thomsoncxv, May 1954Architectural Review, May 1954 (Publication of 1960 Cambridge dissertation, original at NMRS) 
Item 4 of 5Miller, Iain B1980Three Thomson Tenements Mackintosh School of Architecture Dissertation, in Glasgow School of Art Library 
Item 5 of 5Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1The Alexander Thomson Society Journal20161 Article by Brenda Lillicrap, pp6-10

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow City ArchivesFrank Worsdall's Collection on Greek Thomson, including job list and photograph list  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33876