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By Gary Nisbet
Henry Edward Clifford

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.


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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