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Thornly Park, 10 Thornly Park Avenue, Glenarm Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Gates

A Category C Listed Building in Paisley, Renfrewshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8258 / 55°49'32"N

Longitude: -4.4181 / 4°25'5"W

OS Eastings: 248618

OS Northings: 661817

OS Grid: NS486618

Mapcode National: GBR 3K.5YJP

Mapcode Global: WH3P6.3TDR

Entry Name: Thornly Park, 10 Thornly Park Avenue, Glenarm Including Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Gates

Listing Date: 10 July 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395473

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48049

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Paisley

County: Renfrewshire

Electoral Ward: Paisley Southeast

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

W D McLennan, 1900. 2-storey, 4-bay villa with mock half-timbered gables, conical-roofed circular tower, 1st floor balcony and fine interior. Harl and red brick with red-painted dressings. Tile-hung aprons. Timber transoms and mullions.

N (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION:

broad gabled bay to left with broad brick pilaster to centre flanked by canted 6-light transomed windows with tiled aprons to ground and similar tripartites to 1st floor under jettied gablehead; recessed bays to right with canopied brick porch in re-entrant, set-back 2-leaf panelled timber door with small square bipartite to right and horizontal 4-light stair window breaking eaves above, adjoining full-height brick chimney breast beyond and lower bay to outer right with swept-roof 8-light transomed window at outer angle.

S ELEVATION: decorative cast-iron finial to circular tower at outer left with 5 windows to each floor (detail from plan), 2 tall transomed windows to centre ground (8-light to left and 12-light to right) with timber balcony and 2 4-light windows at 1st floor, lower advanced gable to outer right with variety of openings.

W ELEVATION: dominant gable to left of centre with swept-roof 8-light transomed window at low outer left angle, small bipartite to left at 1st floor and full-height brick chimney breast terminating right pitch close to centre; tower (see above) at outer right. (Detail from plan).

E ELEVATION: asymmetrically-fenestrated elevation with variety of elements including centre gable with full-height shouldered brick stack to left (truncated at eaves) and 3 closely-aligned narrow lights in gablehead.

2- and 4-pane glazing patterns over plate glass glazing in timber sash and case/casement windows, plate glass glazing to smaller casement windows and leaded coloured glass to stair window and to small bipartite at ground N. Red tiles with scalloped terracotta ridge tiles. Flat-coped brick

stacks with cans (see Notes). Overhanging eaves with swept studded bargeboarding.

INTERIOR: good decorative scheme in place (see Notes). Some corniced architraved doors. Screen door with leaded coloured glass leading to octagonal vestibule and panelled hall with fireplace under timber-balustered dog-leg staircase Original fireplaces with variety of timber surrounds and overmantels (except to drawing room).

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS AND GATES: coped harled boundary walls and circular gatepiers with timber gates.

Statement of Interest

Gablehead stack to N elevation removed and that adjoining porch truncated. Built for James P Drew, curled hair manufacturer. The interior of Glenarm indicates the architect's interest in the Arts and Crafts Movement, but is belied by the structural use of modern materials (i.e. steel in the roof) and applied mock half-timbering. McLennan designed a number of houses in Thornly Park, these include Nos 12, 16 and 31 Thornly Park Avenue and 11 South Avenue as well as the category 'A' listed Bull Inn at New Street, Paisley. His last domestic commission was 'Thorscrag', Barrhead Road.

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