Basic Site Details

Name: Balclutha House
Town, district or village: Greenock (near)
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Italian in style. Very large.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1House  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21860 Design exhibited 
Item 2 of 21955 Destruction/demolition 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3James CouslandArchitectA1860  
Item 2 of 3Boucher & CouslandArchitectural practiceAc. 1860  
Item 3 of 3James BoucherArchitectAc. 1860  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Morton, JamesMorton had acquired Greenock Iron Works in 1848. House sold 1887.

Subsequently owned by Charles Cameron, newspaperman and MP, then tenanted by Robert MacAlpine, contractor from 1904. Sold to Robert Lyons Scott, shopbuilder 1911. Bought by the Admiralty in 1939. Sold for demolition 1955.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1861   794
Item 2 of 2RSA1860   641

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSBoucher & Cousland album