Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000020 - (see notes)
Date Added
Local Authority
East Renfrewshire
Planning Authority
East Renfrewshire
NS 50226 58892
250226, 658892


McWhannell and Rogerson, 1902. Free Scots Renaissance 2-storey 2-bay crowstep-gabled burgh building. Fluted pilastered entrance to centre with Barrhead coat of arms above; timber 2-leaf door with iron studs, decorative locks and hinges; flanking bipartite windows. Large pilastered key-blocked round-arched window to 1st floor R with datestone '1902' above; mullioned and transomed bipartite window to L with strapwork above. Coursed, bull-faced red sandstone with polished ashlar dressings.

Timber sash and case windows (some leaded upper sashes). Grey slate roofs with terracotta ridge tiles; tall stacks and clay cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen (2004).

Statement of Special Interest

B-Group with Burgh Court Hall (separately listed). Barrhead was created a police burgh in 1894. The eclectic and exuberant style of the Burgh Chambers and Court in distinctive red sandstone set the buildings apart from the other traditional buildings that survive in Main Street. Built as a pair with a lane between for access to the rear, the two buildings are linked by wrought-iron gates with thistle and lion rampant motifs.

Ninian McWhannell and John Rogerson designed schools, police buildings, and the Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women in Glasgow, sometimes with Arts and Crafts or Art Nouveau flourishes. The partnership also built the Masonic Temple in Barrhead of 1910 (separately listed).



Marked on 3rd edition OS map of 1910. Frank Arneil Walker SOUTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1986) p43.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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