Basic Site Details

Name: Ferguslie Park
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Lodge still extant - B listed.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Glen Coats Auxiliary HospitalYesFrom 1934
Item 2 of 2Glencoats Auxiliary HospitalYesFrom 1934

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 81887 Design exhibited 
Item 2 of 81888 Plans submittedStables
Item 3 of 81891  Lodge
Item 4 of 81892 Design exhibited 
Item 5 of 81908  Partial refitting of interior
Item 6 of 8July 1934 OpenedPresented to Royal Alexandra Infirmary for use as auxiliary hospital and reconstruction
Item 7 of 81972 Closed 
Item 8 of 81979 Destruction/demolitionVandalised and then demolished


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 12Whytock & Reid E1880s Some of the best interior work was rescued at the time of demolition by Whytock & Reid who had originally executed it.
Item 2 of 12Blanc & GordonArchitectural practiceA1887 Design exhibited
Item 3 of 12Hippolyte Jean BlancArchitectA1887 Design exhibited
Item 4 of 12James GordonArchitectA1887 Design exhibited
Item 5 of 12Blanc & GordonArchitectural practiceB1888 Stables
Item 6 of 12Hippolyte Jean BlancArchitectB1888 Stables
Item 7 of 12James GordonArchitectB1888 Stables
Item 8 of 12Hippolyte Jean BlancArchitectC1891 Lodge
Item 9 of 12Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitect 1900 Additions
Item 10 of 12Hippolyte Jean BlancArchitectD1908 Partial refitting of interior
Item 11 of 12Abercrombie & MaitlandArchitectural practiceD1934 Reconstruction as auxiliary hospital
Item 12 of 12James Steel MaitlandArchitectD1934 Reconstruction as auxiliary hospital


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Coats, Thomas Glen, Sirfor all phases of work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 10Academy Architecture1908 part 2 pp60-63 - Blanc interior refitting
Item 2 of 10Graves, Algernon1905The Royal Academy of Arts: a complete dictionary of exhibitors and their works…1905-6London: Graves and Bell1892, no 1828
Item 3 of 10Nicol1908Domestic Architecture in Scotland  plate 2 & 3
Item 4 of 10Richardson, HarrietN.D.Scottish Hospitals Survey Unpublished typescript (copy in DMW Archive)Listed as Glencoats Auxiliary Hospital
Item 5 of 10RSA1887   722 - Blanc & Gordon work
Item 6 of 10RSA1889   795 & 796 - Blanc & Gordon work
Item 7 of 10RSA1891   536 - Shanks work
Item 8 of 10RSA1892   404
Item 9 of 10RSA1908   399 - Blanc interior refitting
Item 10 of 10Sweeney, Dan2015Postscript to the Past: Lost Mansions and Houses of Renfrewshire Windan Presspp96-97

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register38925Lodge
Item 2 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJohn Warren drawings B50180-50198
Item 3 of 5Renfrewshire CouncilPaisley Dean of Guild Records Plans for stables dated 1888, for lodge dated 1891(1898/58) additions dated 1900
Item 4 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Drawings Collection  
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Hippolyte Jean Blanc: F v13 p142 no844 (microfilm reel 11)