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Latitude: 55.8307 / 55°49'50"N
Longitude: -4.4321 / 4°25'55"W
OS Eastings: 247762
OS Northings: 662395
OS Grid: NS477623
Mapcode National: GBR 3K.5MJZ
Mapcode Global: WH3P5.WPNZ
Entry Name: 19 Park Road, Makerston House, Including Outbuilding, Gatepiers and Walls to Street
Listing Date: 19 March 2003
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396721
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49156
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Paisley Southeast
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
James Craig Barr and Harry Cook, 1905, additional L-plan wing to E 1950 (see Notes). English Arts and Crafts 2-storey L-plan villa with mock half-timbering to upper secondary gables; irregular fenestration with stone mullions to ground floor windows. Canted entrance in re-entrant angle with door in carved segmental-pedimented stone surround flanked by single and bipartite windows to L and R; flat roofed tripartite dormers above to L and R; advanced outer gables to L and R with swept roofs and timber bargeboards. Rendered walls painted white with sandstone window margins.
S (GARDEN) ELEVATION: 5 bays, plus 4-bay later wing to R with bipartite windows to ground and 1st floors. Advanced gabled bay to centre L, tripartites to ground and 1st floors; quadripartite window to outer L with similar dormer above. Central square stair tower with parapet, copper dome and finial; stone mullioned and transomed stained glass stair window, single window to ground. Gabled bay to centre R; bipartites to ground and
1st floor; bay to outer R with bipartite to ground, tripartite dormer above.
W GABLE: expressed chimneystack rising from ground with small arched inglenook windows plus outer single windows.
Small pane glazing to metal-framed casement windows. Rosemary roof tiles; terracotta ridge tiles; rendered stacks with broad ashlar copes; clay cans.
INTERIOR: not seen (2003).
OUTBUILDING: detached to N of house. Single-storey with pitched roof; mock timbering to gable and semi-circular window.
Built for John N Millar of James Millar & Son, yarn merchants, 106 Causeyside Street, Paisley.
Makerston was the first joint project for James Craig Barr and Harry Cook. The two had trained under Thomas Graham Abercrombie, but joined forces in 1904/5. Prior to this, Barr had trained at Glasgow School of Art in 1898-99. They designed many Arts and Crafts villas in the leafy Thornly Park suburb of Paisley, both together and individually. These include Foxburn, 17 South Avenue; Lismore, 29 Thornly Park Avenue; Airdoch, 43 Thornly Park Avenue; Garail, 24 Thornly Park Avenue (for Barr and his brother) and possibly Linton, Stewart Road (all.
separately listed). Cook built his own house, Cragroy, at 41 Thornly Park Avenue.
After John Millar's death in 1922, the house was bought by J & P Coats Ltd and used as a boarding house for trainees from overseas. The company's own architects designed the large bedroom wing in 1950. The house reverted to private ownership in 1988 and Makerston is currently run as a guesthouse.
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