Basic Site Details

Name: Gryffe Castle
Town, district or village: Houston, Bridge of Weir
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: B Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Gryffe Castle Children's Home Later name

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Kilmalcolm RoadYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21841  House built
Item 2 of 2c. 1926  Reconstruction of building as children's home

People

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 4Charles WilsonArchitectA1841 Built original house
Item 2 of 4Andrew HamiltonArchitectBc. 1926 Reconstruction of building as children's home
Item 3 of 4Cook & HamiltonArchitectural practiceBc. 1926 Reconstruction of building as children's home
Item 4 of 4Henry ('Harry') CookArchitectBc. 1926 Reconstruction of building as children's home

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Freeland, RobertOriginal house

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Historic Scotland Lists     
Item 2 of 4Sinclair, Fiona J, ed1995Charles Wilson Architect 1810-1863: A Question of Style Glasgow: Park Circus Promotions, 1995p22
Item 3 of 4Thomson, David1882Memoir of Charles Wilson13 March 1882Proceedings of the Glasgow Philosophical Society 
Item 4 of 4Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p86

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register12684 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection RED/12/1