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Latitude: 55.8252 / 55°49'30"N
Longitude: -4.4179 / 4°25'4"W
OS Eastings: 248632
OS Northings: 661751
OS Grid: NS486617
Mapcode National: GBR 3K.64S8
Mapcode Global: WH3P6.3VJ6
Entry Name: Thornly Park, 9 South Avenue, Holmhurst Including Terrace Wall
Listing Date: 10 July 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395461
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48037
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Paisley Southeast
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
Thomas Graham Abercrombie, 1902. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay villa with mock half-timbered, cantilevered gable. Whitewashed harl with polished sandstone dressings. Moulded eaves course. Polygonal-roofed corbelled porch with keystoned round-headed window and 1st floor cill course. Transoms and mullions.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical, Broad gabled elevation. Transomed window to centre at ground flanked by sandstone bays each with canted 8-light transomed window; jettied
centre panel under semicircular hoodmould and flanking horizontally-aligned tripartites under uniting corniced hoodmould, further small horizontal tripartite in gablehead abutting half-timbering.
E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: centre bay with dominant squat, canted 2-storey entrance stair corbelled to square at 1st floor with lean-to porch. Keystoned round-headed window to canted ground floor with timber door under lean-to porch on return to left, small window on return to right, 4-part canted window above giving way to finialled polygonal red-tiled roof. Broad gable to left with shouldered stack breaking skew to left, small bipartite in gablehead. Further bipartite in bay to right at ground and flat-roofed bipartite breaking eaves above.
W ELEVATION: variety of elements to asymmetrically-fenestrated elevation including gable with flanking tall stacks to right and swept roof to left.
N (REAR) ELEVATION: broad gabled elevation with 2 windows to each floor at right, projecting chimney breast to left and 4-part horizontal window in gablehead. Single storey piended porch to outer right.
12-pane, and 6-pane over plate glass glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows; round-headed window with decoratively- astragalled semicircle over casement. Grey slates and red tiles. Flat-coped harled stacks with some cans. Deeply overhanging eaves with plain bargeboarding; terracotta ridge tiles and finials.
INTERIOR: fine period decorative scheme in place. Decorative cornicing; panelled timber doors some with Art Nouveau coloured leaded glass top panels; timber fire surrounds.
Dining room with compartmented ceiling, timber detail and plate shelf incorporating fire surround with semicircular overmantel and inset mirror. Timber-balustered dog-leg stair with ball-finialled newel and timber-lined stair to attic billiard room. Butler's pantry with part-glazed cupboards.
TERRACE WALL: flat-coped rubble terrace wall with centre steps and flanking stone urns.
Holmhurst was built for William Lang Junior. Thornly Park is a fine survival of an earlier 20th century garden suburb, with other notable buildings by T G Abercrombie, at Nos 2 and 33 Thornly Park Avenue, and possibly at 23 South Avenue. T G Abercrombie, with his partner William Kerr from 1890-1903, were
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