Basic Site Details

Name: Shandon House
Town, district or village: Gareloch
City or county: Argyll
Country: Scotland
Parish: Rhu
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Sketch by Wilson formerly in possession of J Hepburn. Cost of 1883 work: 1,329. House in possession of MOD but derelict and disused 2009.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Boys' Preparatory School  
Item 2 of 2St Andrews List D School  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21849  New house retaining central part of older structure
Item 2 of 21883  Billiard Room, 1329.


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 2Charles WilsonArchitect 1849 New house retaining central part of older structure
Item 2 of 2John HoneymanArchitect 1883 Billiard Room


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Buchanan, WalterOriginal house
Item 2 of 2Henderson, N C1883 billiard room


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4   
Item 2 of 4Sinclair, Fiona J, ed1995Charles Wilson Architect 1810-1863: A Question of Style Glasgow: Park Circus Promotions, 1995p23
Item 3 of 4Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdp134
Item 4 of 4Thomson, David1882Memoir of Charles Wilson13 March 1882Proceedings of the Glasgow Philosophical Society 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register18542 
Item 2 of 4Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book
Item 3 of 4Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 194
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection DBD/13/1 (Wilson's drawings)