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The Gables, 23 South Avenue, Paisley

A Category B Listed Building in Paisley, Renfrewshire

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Latitude: 55.8258 / 55°49'32"N

Longitude: -4.4148 / 4°24'53"W

OS Eastings: 248829

OS Northings: 661807

OS Grid: NS488618

Mapcode National: GBR 3K.5ZG3

Mapcode Global: WH3P6.4TZR

Plus Code: 9C7QRHGP+83

Entry Name: The Gables, 23 South Avenue, Paisley

Listing Name: Thornly Park, 23 South Avenue, the Gables

Listing Date: 10 July 2001

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395465

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48041

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Paisley

County: Renfrewshire

Town: Paisley

Electoral Ward: Paisley Southeast

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Possibly Thomas Graham Abercrombie, circa 1905, altered later 20th century. 2-storey gabled villa with splayed mock half-timbered gables to corners. Harl and render. Timber dividing course. Oriel window. Corbels. Timber and harl mullions.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Centre bay with segmentally-arched porch opening to recessed and set-back 2-leaf panelled timber door, small canted tripartite oriel above; advanced tripartite with return lights to ground floor of each flanking projecting splayed gable and further

small horizontal tripartites close to centre of inner returns, 4-light window to jettied 1st floor on oversized corbelled braces.

E ELEVATION: variety of elements including regularly-fenestrated gabled centre bay with flanking single storey wings, and corbelled half-timbered gable to left.

W ELEVATION: asymmetrically-fenestrated elevation with variety of elements including advanced gable to left, stack piercing eaves to recessed right bay and flat-roofed single storey addition in re-entrant.

Multi-pane glazing patterns to 1st floor timber casement windows, some original glazing to ground floor but modern windows to ground S. Red tiles. Coped harled stacks with cans. Overhanging eaves with plain bargeboarding.

INTERIOR: not inspected, 2001.

GATES: decorative ironwork gates.

Statement of Interest

Built for Thomas McRobert, but first appears in Paisley Register in 1907 with James Greenlees as occupant. The Gables follows a particularly imaginative plan form with dominant angled gables. T G Abercrombie with his partner Robert Symington were Paisleys most prolific architectural practice, winning their first competition commission for Greenlaw Church in 1888. Nos 2 and 33 Thornly Park Avenue and 9 South Avenue are also by T G Abercrombie.

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