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ABBEY CLOSE PLACE OF PAISLEYLB38911

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
26/02/1971
Local Authority
Renfrewshire
Planning Authority
Renfrewshire
Burgh
Paisley
NGR
NS 48537 63916
Coordinates
248537, 663916

Description

17th Century and later restored and tower built 1964, J Steel

Maitland, architect. Mansion occupying east and south sides

of Abbey Cloister: rubble with ashlar dressings. N E block

T-plan 4 storey with attic: W gabled wall 2-bay with small

paned sash windows each floor and small attic windows. E wall

has 1 window each floor. N wall abuts on to St Mirren's

Chapel. S wall has no windows to ground floor and 3rd floor

windows raised through eaves and have dormer heads. Short

arm projects with forestair to 1st floor. Slate roof with

crowstepped skews and skewputts with end stacks.

Large S addition 1675: L-plan, 2-storey with attic. Similarly

detailed to N E block. West gable has straight skew to south

and 1 step to north skew. From west end wall project two

square towers that to north corner raised 1961-2 with

blocked segmentally-arched door at ground. Pyramidal slate

roof. S tower 2-storey and continues roof of main block with

piend at corner and straight skew to north wall.

Interior has some panelled rooms and fireplaces to 1st and 2nd

floors.

Fine late 17th century ceiling to S E room on 2nd floor.

Statement of Special Interest

Former west wing containing oldest portions, pulled down 1874. Information of 1964 alterations from architect.

References

Bibliography

MacGibbon & Ross CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE,

(1887-92) vol 5, p.11

Brown HISTORY OF PAISLEY, Vol 1 1896 p124-5

About Listed Buildings

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