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Glasgow, 176 High Street, Hunterian Museum

Museum (19th Century)-(20th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 176 High Street, Hunterian Museum

Classification Museum (19th Century)-(20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Old Hunterian Museum

Canmore ID 167492

Site Number NS56NE 1799

NGR NS 5993 6510

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Architecture Notes


Glasgow, Old Hunterian Museum, 176 High Street.

Architect: William Stark c.1804.

Design: David Hamilton 1803.

Extension: John Brash 1823.

Demolished: 1870.

Miscellaneous: Catalogue to plans in Glasgow University Library Archives

Swan's 'Views of Glasgow. - Engraving.

The Old Hunterian Museum was demolished around 1870 with the rest of the University Buildings.

Situated behind the old College [to east of Museum Square]. Neo-classical in style. Built to house Dr William Hunter's collection, bequeathed to the University on his death in 1783, along with #8,000 for a building.

A Ross and J Hume 1975

William Hunter (1718-1783), anatomist and archaeological collector, left 649 manuscripts, over 11,000 printed books, his anatomical and scientific collections, paintings, and cabinet of coins. The building also held Roman stones previously held in library. First of the old College buildings to be demolished. Collections transferred to Gilmorehill.

University of Glasgow 1951

EXTERNAL REFERENCE: Glasgow University Library Archive

Plans: David Hamilton 1803.

Plans: William Stark 1808.

Plans for extension: John Brash 1823.

Photographs: Mitchell Library. Glasgow in Former Times I. Engraving.

Mitchell Library. Glasgow in Former Times II. Photograph.

The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.

: NLS MS 9704 W H Playfair in Glasgow visits Stark's portico...

(Undated) information in NMRS.


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