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Caplethill Road, Thorscrag Including Ancillary Structure

A Category B Listed Building in Paisley, Renfrewshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8199 / 55°49'11"N

Longitude: -4.4208 / 4°25'14"W

OS Eastings: 248430

OS Northings: 661172

OS Grid: NS484611

Mapcode National: GBR 3K.6B46

Mapcode Global: WH3P6.2Z47

Entry Name: Caplethill Road, Thorscrag Including Ancillary Structure

Listing Date: 10 July 2001

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395460

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48036

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Paisley

County: Renfrewshire

Town: Paisley

Electoral Ward: Paisley Southeast

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

W D McLennan, 1924-6. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay, L-plan villa on prominent hill top site with unusual Tudorised Art Deco detail and oversized cantilevered coping to stacks. Reinforced concrete appearing as red sandstone.

NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: broad steps with flanking dwarf walls lead to slightly recessed centre bay with stylised Gibbsean doorcase, timber door and flanking small bipartites; V-plan bay above with window at 1st floor below eaves overhang and 2 ridge stacks. Gabled bay to left with tripartite to Andy MacMillan SIX SCOTTISH BURGHS (1992), p85. F Walker SOUTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1986), p54. Ed James & McCrae, University of Paisley RENFREWSHIRE STUDIES, Graham Paterson's William Daniel McLennan - An Overview.

Described by MacMillan as "one of the most unusual houses in Scotland", Thorscrag was McLennan's last major domestic commission. Further examples of his work are 10, 12,16 and 31 Thornly Park Avenue and 11 South Avenue as well as the category 'A' listed 'Bull Inn' at New Street, Paisley.

each floor of full-height castellated canted bay and tripartite in finialled gablehead. Broader finialled gable to right with 5-part 'castellated' window clasping outer right angle at ground; bipartites at 1st floor and gablehead framed by cornice and pilasters.

SW ELEVATION: projecting castellated tower-like bay breaking eaves to right with windows to each floor, and 1st floor tripartite to left under deep eaves overhang.

Modern glazing. Grey/green? slates. Heavily fluted stacks with oversized flat cantilever-effect coping. Flat-coped skews with blockish skewputts and finials.

ANCILLARY STRUCTURE: rectangular-plan ancillary (former garage?) converted to dwelling.

Statement of Interest

Described by MacMillan as "one of the most unusual houses in Scotland", Thorscrag was McLennan's last major domestic commission. Further examples of his work are 10, 12,16 and 31 Thornly Park Avenue and 11 South Avenue as well as the category 'A' listed 'Bull Inn' at New Street, Paisley.

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