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Latitude: 55.8253 / 55°49'31"N
Longitude: -4.4173 / 4°25'2"W
OS Eastings: 248671
OS Northings: 661758
OS Grid: NS486617
Mapcode National: GBR 3K.64XM
Mapcode Global: WH3P6.3VT4
Plus Code: 9C7QRHGM+43
Entry Name: Thornly Park,11 South Avenue, Wilmar Including Gates
Listing Date: 10 July 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395462
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48038
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Paisley Southeast
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
W D McLennan, 1908. 2-storey, 3-bay, piend-roofed villa with some bell-cast 1st floor bays, mock half-timbering and fine interior. Harled with sandstone dressings. Stone mullions and transomed stair window.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: all windows canted with small upper sashes, those to 1st floor abutting eaves. Canted centre bay with 4-part window to each
floor, advanced gable to left with 4-part sandstone-margined window to ground abutting jettied and bell-cast 1st floor with 4-part window abutting jettied gablehead; bay to right with tripartite at ground and bell-cast 1st floor with 6-part window below polygonal roof.
E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: bay to right with tripartite to bell-cast 1st floor bay over porch on outer ashlar pier, set-back timber door with small adjacent window to right. Centre bay with small deep-set window immediately below raised chimney breast rising through eaves into tall stack. Blank bay to left.
N (REAR) ELEVATION: stepped elevation with 6-light transomed stair window to centre, advanced piended bay to right
with single storey lean-to at ground and canted tripartite at 1st floor.
2-, 4-pane and plate glass upper sashes over plate glass lower in timber sash and case windows; coloured leaded glass to E ground. Grey slates with terracotta ridge tiles. Harled stacks (that to W truncated) with cans. Overhanging eaves and plain bargeboarding.
INTERIOR: original decorative scheme in place with exception of drawing room fireplace. Plain cornicing; timber-panelled doors with matching coloured glass upper panels. Panelled hall with fireplace backing that of morning room. Dining room with timber fire surround and overmantel. Morning room with overmantel incorporating flanking cupboards and shelves in vernacular Arts and Crafts style. Drawing room to E with 4-pane coloured glass window depicting small sailing ship.
GATES: decorative ironwork gates.
Built for William Clark, Inspector for Weights and Measures, and his wife Margaret, the house remains in the Clark family. Its plain exterior belies the retention of a fine and virtually intact interior with references to Art
Nouveau but more obviously Arts and Crafts styles tailored by McLennan in his own idiosyncratic vein. Further examples of the McLennan style can be seen at 10, 12, 16 and 31 Thornly Park Avenue, and Thorscrag, Barrhead Road as well as the category 'A' listed 'Bull Inn' at New Street, Paisley.
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