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Newark House, Manor Park Avenue, Paisley

A Category B Listed Building in Paisley, Renfrewshire

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Latitude: 55.8282 / 55°49'41"N

Longitude: -4.4458 / 4°26'44"W

OS Eastings: 246897

OS Northings: 662140

OS Grid: NS468621

Mapcode National: GBR 3J.5Y5J

Mapcode Global: WH3P5.PR5Y

Plus Code: 9C7QRHH3+7M

Entry Name: Newark House, Manor Park Avenue, Paisley

Listing Name: Manor Park Avenue, Newark House

Listing Date: 2 July 2003

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396834

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49300

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Paisley

County: Renfrewshire

Town: Paisley

Electoral Ward: Paisley Southwest

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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T Greenlees, 1900-1902, 2-storey, 4-bay Baronial villa (now sub-divided), extended J Steel Maitland, 1931, with bulky 3-storey tower; further later additions. Bull-faced red sandstone with ashlar dressings, ashlar mullions and transoms, eaves course.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: original villa to left with projecting porch to right of centre, parapet swept up at angles and carved with strapworked panel, round-arched doorway with rope-moulded surround, flanked by narrow side lights, bipartite window above and to both floors of flanking bay to left of centre. Bay to right gabled with windows at ground flanking oval oculus, dominant bowed stone oriel at 1st floor and bipartite in gablehead. Outer left bay gabled and advanced with corner bartizans, each with small light overstepped by string course, tripartite window at ground, bipartite at 1st floor and narrow light to gablehead; bowed window at ground of gabled return to left.

TOWER to outer right, advanced small tripartite at ground, projecting, corbelled 4-light in ashlar panel above and bipartite to 2nd floor, stepped parapet and corbelled corner turret with small hoodmoulded window.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: original villa with bipartite windows to each floor of bays to centre, those at 1st floor with substantial crowstepped gableheads. Outer bay to right with projecting full-height 4-light window. Bay to left near mirror of equivalent to N, with 2 windows at ground, bowed oriel above and gablehead bipartite. Later addition and gabled bay to outer left. Plate glass timber sash and case windows. Grey-green slates, fishscale to conical roofs of bartizans of original villa, lead flashing and ball finials. Corniced ridge and gablehead stacks, clay cans. Decorative rainwater hoppers.

INTERIOR: sub-divided circa 2000.

Statement of Interest

Thomas Greenlees commissioned the Maitland extension, which dwarfs the original villa while following its material form: it was estimated to cost #2,329.

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