Basic Site Details

Name: Ferndean for Dr John Calderwood
Town, district or village: Barrhead
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: C listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: 2,536.

This house is still in existence. Its address is now 5 Arthurlie Avenue, Barrhead G78 2BT. It is a large red sandstone dwelling. Dr Calderwood named the house "Ferndean". Dr Calderwood purchased the land, where the house was built, from the Trustees of John Shanks (the original founder of Shanks co) in 1898.

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 15, Arthurlie Avenue  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118981899  


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 3Honeyman & KeppieArchitectural practiceA18981899 
Item 2 of 3John HoneymanArchitectA18981899 
Item 3 of 3John KeppieArchitectA18981899 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Calderwood, John, DrDr John Calderwood, physician and surgeon, married Agnes Moorhouse Muir, grand daughter of Zechariah Heys, an extremely wealthy Calico Printer, who had a business in Barrhead from 1840s - 1890s.


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register51578 
Item 2 of 5Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Job Book. Drawings from the
Hunterian Art Gallery Mackintosh collections: Refs GLAHA 52475 & GLAHA 52350.
Item 3 of 5Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 289
Item 4 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register of SasinesRen 9970 18 May 1898 
Item 5 of 5Zita Craig, BarrheadInformation via website