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Latitude: 55.8272 / 55°49'37"N
Longitude: -4.413 / 4°24'46"W
OS Eastings: 248947
OS Northings: 661959
OS Grid: NS489619
Mapcode National: GBR 3K.5ZWT
Mapcode Global: WH3P6.5SVP
Entry Name: Thornly Park, 33 Thornly Park Avenue Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Gates
Listing Date: 10 July 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395470
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48046
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Paisley Southeast
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
Thomas Graham Abercrombie, 1911. 2-storey, 3-bay gabled villa with mock half-timbered porch. Harled with some sandstone ashlar dressings. Stone mullions and raked cills.
S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: bay to right of centre with open porch on timber piers, set-back part-glazed timber door and mock half-timbering above; centre bay with tripartite to projecting ashlar ground floor under low swept eaves with flat-roofed tripartite dormer above; broad gabled bay to left with
tripartite at ground and 1st floor with 5-light horizontal window abutting jettied slate-hung gablehead, single storey piended bay with garage door to outer left.
E ELEVATION: full-height canted elevation under polygonal roof with 3 windows at ground and further window to centre at 1st floor.
N (REAR) ELEVATION: asymmetrically-fenestrated elevation with 3 centre windows and bipartite to right at ground, 4-part horizontal stair window with lower left light (following plan of stair) to left and further bipartite to centre at 1st floor; bay to right breaking eaves into flat-roofed tripartite. Original horizontal rooflights. Single storey piended bay (ancillary) clasping outer right angle, single window and boarded timber door on return to left.
W ELEVATION: asymmetrical gable to left with 1st floor window to centre and blank bay to right all over piended roof of single storey ancillary.
Small-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows throughout (some with plate glass lower sashes); leaded glazing to stair window, top panes coloured. Grey slates. Coped harled stacks with some cans. Overhanging eaves and plain bargeboarding.
INTERIOR: egg and dart cornice; timber-balustered dog-leg staircase with some panelling; pantry with timber cupboards and butler's sink.
BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATES: flat-coped boundary walls with square-section gatepiers and ironwork gates.
Formerly know as 'Highfield', and built for A Matheson. T G Abercrombie with his partner William Kerr 1890-1903 were Paisley's most prolific architectural practice, winning their first competition commission for Greenlaws Church in 1888. Nos 9 and 23 South Avenue and 2 Thornly Park Avenue are also by T G Abercrombie.
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