John Woodrow

Joiner, mason, plasterer, plumber, slater

John Woodrow was a joiner, mason, plasterer, plumber and slater based in Bridge of Weir. A John Woodrow who was practising as a builder in Bridge of Weir at the same time is known to have submitted a competition design for Johnstone Combination Hospital in Brookfield, Renfrewshire (1887) and converted a cart shed into a dwelling house in Kilmacolm (1905). 1 It is possible they are the same person.

John Woodrow, builder, resided at Janefield in Bridge of Weir. 2 In 1928 his company was incorporated as John Woodrow & Sons (Builders) Ltd, with its registered office at Janefield. By 1949 they had premises at Main Street, Bridge of Weir and later at Gordon Street, Glasgow. 3 The Bridge of Weir company closed in 1999 and the Glasgow-based company in 2011. 4

Notes:

1: www.scottisharchitects.org.uk [accessed 6 June 2012].

2: Edinburgh Gazette, 18 January 1907, p. 74.

3: Edinburgh Gazette, 2 December 1949, p. 561.

4: www.companieshouse.gov.uk [accessed 6 June 2012].