Basic Site Details

Name: University of Glasgow, proposed new college at Woodlands
Town, district or village: Woodlands
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Unexecuted
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Notes: Unexecuted schemes produced as a result of the Glasgow Airdrie and Monklands Railway Company's wish to occupy the High Street site of the original University buildings. The Company made an offer for the latter site, promising in return to build a new university in the West End. They purchased the Woodlands site for the purpose in 1847 and designs were commissioned, but they subsequently pulled out of the deal. Site subsequently built over with a residential scheme by Charles Wilson.


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118471849 Plans commissioned and produced; all rejected


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 5(Sir) Charles BarryArchitectA18471849Appointed to advise by the Treasury
Item 2 of 5Alexander ThomsonArchitectA18471849Worked on drawings as assistant to John Baird I
Item 3 of 5Augustus Welby Northmore PuginArchitectA18471849Appointed to advise by the Treasury
Item 4 of 5John Baird 'Primus' (John Baird I)ArchitectA18471849Plans commissioned - three sets produced
Item 5 of 5Edward BloreArchitectA1849 Commissioned by the Treasury to draw up for plans for less costly elevations following rejection of J Baird I's; fees to be met by the railway company; abandoned when railway company client withdrew


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Glasgow Airdrie and Monklands Railway CompanyCommissioned new buildings for the University in exchange for the High Street site of the original ones
Item 2 of 2University Court, University of GlasgowProposed brief


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Grant, David2005Removal of the University of Glasgow to Woodlands Hill 1845-49 and Gilmorehill, 1853-83v.135Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries, pp213-258 
Item 2 of 3MacLehose, James1886Memoirs and portraits of one hundred Glasgow Men who have died during the last thirty years  Glasgow: James MacLehose & SonsVolume 1
Item 3 of 3Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p335

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow UniversityGlasgow University Archives