Basic Site Details

Name: Keppochhill School
Town, district or village: Keppochhill
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: New Board Schools were opened at Keppoch-hill, near Glasgow, on Friday. The premises consist of a central building two stories high, with wings on either side, and a tower three stories high containing teachers' rooms. On the ground floor, in the centre, is an infants' schoolroom, 40ft. by 30ft., communicating with two initiatory rooms. On the upper floor of the centre building is a senior schoolroom, also 40ft. by 30ft., and having an open timber roof. Open fireplaces are introduced into all the rooms, but will only be used occasionally, as hot-water pipes are laid throughout the buildings. The site cost 9,646, and the expense of erection was 8,100. The schools accommodate 584 children, so that the cost per head is nearly 13 18s. Messrs. D. Thomson and Tumbull are the architects. [Building News 14 March 1879 p288]

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 1Bruce Street (off Keppochhill Road)  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2July 1879 Opened 
Item 2 of 21900  Addition


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 4D Thomson & TurnbullArchitectural practiceA1879  
Item 2 of 4David ThomsonArchitectA1879  
Item 3 of 4Colin MenziesArchitectB1900 Addition
Item 4 of 4Thomson & MenziesArchitectural practiceB1900 Addition


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


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Hamilton, Sarah L2010Glasgow's School Board Heritage: the Challenges of Conservation MSc Dissertation in Architectural Conservation  

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News14 March 1879  p288

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Thomson's job list and Thomson & Menzies job list (for both phases of work)