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By Gary Nisbet
Henry Edward Clifford
(1852-1923)
Practicing as an architect in Glasgow from 1877, he trained under John Burnet and later formed partnerships with William Landless and Thomas M. Lunan (as Clifford & Lunan).

He taught architecture at GSA , and was the Pollokshields Burgh Architect.

He designed Pollokshields Burgh Hall, 72 Glencairn Drive (1888-90), Perth Town Hall (1915) and extensions to the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow.

A competitor in the competition for Edinburgh's Usher Halls, he was the only Scottish architect to receive a premium.

Clifford was also architect to Campbeltown (Burgh) School Board and recieved commissions for a variety of buildings in the town, including St Kiaran's Episcopal Church, Parsonage and Gates (1885-8); the Parish Church Mission Hall, Lochend (1888); the restoration of the former Lowland Kirk (1904); tenements in Main Street (1907) and the Lochead Distillery (1899).

He is buried in Killkerran Cemetry.

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Works in our Database:
1: Glencairn Drive (Pollokshields),
Pollokshields Burgh Hall, 70-2 Glencairn Drive
Masonic Symbols and a Pair of Lions (1888-90, some details recarved c.1920)
Sculptor: unknown; Designer: HE Clifford
 
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