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Latitude: 55.8428 / 55°50'34"N
Longitude: -4.2771 / 4°16'37"W
OS Eastings: 257516
OS Northings: 663409
OS Grid: NS575634
Mapcode National: GBR 0GT.28
Mapcode Global: WH3P8.8DKP
Entry Name: 301 Albert Drive, the Knowe, Including Lodge, Boundary Walls, Gates, Gatepiers and Gateway
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 376999
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33371
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Pollokshields
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
Alexander Thomson, in stages, begun circa 1852; built for John Blair, merchant, in a setting then rural. Well-preserved Thomsonesque villa with Romanesque detailing and tower, 1/2 storeys, broad-eaved shallow- pitched gabled (slated) roofs of various levels, round-arched openings with rusticated arches, shafted mullions. Complex plan, original part roughly L-shaped with open porch; more than doubled in size by (lower)
additions (1855-8) to W and to N and extending E entrance front. Snecked stone-cleaned yellow rubble and ashlar dressings; mainly sash windows (original glazing); stacks mostly with Thomsonesque chimney cans. Tower is a storey higher, square lights below eaves, elaborate metal roof finial. Interior ornament also survives mainly intact. Billiards room added to W circa 1880.
Gabled single storey and attic T-plan LODGE, of 1852-6 is similarly detailed, 3 arcaded gable-head lights, above porch, face Albert Drive; distinctive gatepiers with ornate original timber gates; BOUNDARY WALLS to S (Ayton Road) and to E (Sheilds Road) were rebuilt circa 1873, to enclose a greter area; fireclay balustrade at S, and distinctive wide gateway.
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