Architectural drawings of the Great Hall or Bute Hall

Scope and Content

This series covers the intitial designs for a Great Hall by George Gilbert Scott, followed by John Oldrid Scott's designs for Bute Hall itself.

Administrative / Biographical History

Preliminary designs for a central 'Great Hall' were laid out as part of George Gilbert Scott's scheme for the University Main Buildings. The Bute Hall was designed by George Gilbert Scott's son, John Oldrid Scott from 1882 to 1884. The decorative scheme of the Hall was restored in 1985.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The drawings are in various states of repair and of various sizes, generally they are sturdy enough for handling. However, some are damaged and should be handled with some care. The damaged drawings will be noted under the individual item heading.


Ross and Hume, A and J (1975 ) "A new and splendid edifice": the architecture of the University of Glasgow, [Glasgow], 16-20

University of Glasgow (1951 ) The University of Glasgow through five centuries, [Glasgow], 59-60