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Latitude: 55.8427 / 55°50'33"N
Longitude: -4.2947 / 4°17'40"W
OS Eastings: 256414
OS Northings: 663439
OS Grid: NS564634
Mapcode National: GBR 0BT.H8
Mapcode Global: WH3P8.0D6Q
Entry Name: 372 Albert Drive, Knowehead with Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 25 April 1997
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 390807
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44113
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Pollokshields
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
Thomas Dykes, 1893. 2-storey villa, roughly 3- by 3-bay, with 2-storey and single storey L-plan service wing adjoined to rear. Red sandstone, squared and snecked with ashlar apron band to principal floor, dividing band and eaves band with decorative stone brackets to deep, corniced eaves; tooled masonry to battered base course; moulded surrounds or pilasters to windows of principal floor with cill course, some architraves to 1st floor windows. Guilloche carving to 1st floor aprons and parapets to canted bays. Rusticated quoins. Stone mullions.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: entrance porch slightly recessed to outer left with round-arched opening on Corinthian column with corbelled capitals supporting inner impost and consoled keystones, carved spandrel panels. Steps up shielded by wall with ashlar coping; panelled door with decorative leaded stained glass fanlight. Wallhead balustrade. Single storey bay flanking to outer left (cloakroom) framed with paired pilasters and with window. 2-storey bay to left with broad, full-height canted window; paired single windows to each floor of bay to centre, tripartite projecting window to ground in outer right and bipartite at 1st floor.
W ELEVATION: porch projecting at ground to centre and right with tripartite window lighting vestibule to centre and widely spaced single windows at 1st floor, outer left bay with tripartite windows to each floor. L-plan of service wing to outer left.
E ELEVATION: canted full-height window to outer left, flanked to centre with single window to each floor and with 5-light projecting window (outer lights bowed) at ground to outer right, tripartite window above. 2-storey lower service bays to outer right with balustraded wallhead to linking bay.
Timber sash and case windows with plate glass glazing. Grey slate roof with tall, coped ashlar stacks.
INTERIOR: not seen 1997, but plans show decoratively panelled dadoes to ground floor, keystoned round-arched openings, pedimented overmantel, swan-neck pediments and egg and dart cornices to doorcase on principal stair. L-plan with Imperial stair and large cupola above.
GATEPIERS, GATES AND RAILINGS: to SE of corner plot, 3 piers to vehicular and pedestrian gates, each with paired pilasters and channelled curved corners, cornices and stylised caps. Decorative 2-leaf wrought iron gates. To NE, pair of bull-faced rubble drum piers. Bull-faced walls with saddleback coping.
Built by a Glasgow businessman, allegedly to house his art collection as well as his large family, the villa was previously named Surbiton and addressed to 52 Dalziel Drive. It was requisitioned during the Second World War by the Admiralty and subsequently used as a residential Nursing Home. Currently (1997) it is occupied by the Social Work Department of City of Glasgow Council. It sits in the West Pollokshields Conservation Area.
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