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- Category: A
- Date Added: 15/12/1970
- Local Authority: Glasgow
- Planning Authority: Glasgow
- Burgh: Glasgow
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NS 57591 61496
- Coordinates: 257591, 661496
Alexander Thomson, 1856-7. Thomsonesque. Double villa, ingeniously composed with identical opposing elevations, long walls each with single near-centre porch in long L-plan front, giving impression of single large villa when approached from either Mansionhouse Road or Millbrae Road. Well-preserved. 2 storeys. Snecked, squared rubble, ashlar dressings, incised detail, unmargined windows with T-shaped glazing, plate glass sashes, Thomson's first experiments of separating glazing from load-bearing structure; broad-eaved and finialed shallow-pitch slate roofs. Pilastraded windows in gables (projecting window bays at ground), grouped 1st floor windows right. Chimney cans also by Thomson. Interior survives mainly intact.
Statement of Special Interest
Blackie, COTTAGE AND VILLA ARCHITECTURE, 1868; MacFadzean, 1979, p67ff (reproduces plans and illustrations from Blackie); Glasgow at a Glance, 61.
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