Basic Site Details

Name: Towerville
Town, district or village: Helensburgh
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost 644.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Keil School  

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 346, 48, George StreetYes 
Item 2 of 32, King's Crescent Address given in 1888
Item 3 of 3Montrose StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21858  House and lodge built
Item 2 of 221 May 1888  Addition of gabled bay to house, and stables - plans dated


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 4John HoneymanArchitect 1858  
Item 2 of 4Grahame Peat & DuncanArchitectural practiceA1888 Addition of gabled bay to house, and stables
Item 3 of 4John Grahame PeatArchitectA1888 Addition of gabled bay to house, and stables
Item 4 of 4Robert DuncanArchitectA1888 Addition of gabled bay to house, and stables


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Galbraith, James (Captain)Original client
Item 2 of 2Henderson, JohnClient in 1888

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Park CottageBuilt as a lodge to Towerville (see separate entry). Cost of 1869-70 extension 1,642; this was later demolished and two bungalows now stand on its site (hence the recent changes in the number within the street).
Item 2 of 2Towerville LodgeCost of alterations 300.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2McDonald, William (ed)1999Burgh of Helensburgh Dean of Guild Court Records 1875-1975 Argyll & Bute Council Library & Information Service and Argyll & Bute Archives 
Item 2 of 2Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p282

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Argyll & Bute Council ArchivesHelensburgh Dean of Guild Box 1883-1889 (9/1888)
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34801Towerville Lodge
Item 3 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34777 
Item 4 of 4Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie no 19