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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
Entry Name: Thornly Park, 23 South Avenue, the Gables
Listing Date: 10 July 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395465
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48041
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Paisley Southeast
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
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.
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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