Basic Site Details

Name: Arranview, Commonhead
Town, district or village: Airdrie
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: There is no documentary evidece to establish the authorship of this villa. It may be by Robert Thomson, or completed to Alexander Thomson' s designs but not under his supervision.

Alternative Names

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

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 2Arran DriveYes 
Item 2 of 2Commonhead Street (off)  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31868   
Item 2 of 31895 AdditionAddition of porch to original tower porch
Item 3 of 31987 Alteration/conversionConversion to flats


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 4A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceA1868 Attributed
Item 2 of 4Alexander ThomsonArchitectA1868 Attributed
Item 3 of 4George ArthurArchitectA1895 Addition of porch to original tower-porch
Item 4 of 4Ian Bridges A1987 Conversion to flats


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Motherwell, Gavin BlackSolicitor


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Crook, J Mordaunt1972The Greek Revival London, 1972 
Item 2 of 5Gomme, Andor and Walker, David1987Architecture of GlasgowSecond revised ednLondon: Lund Humphries 
Item 3 of 5Macarthur, John1890New Monkland Parish Glasgow, 1890 
Item 4 of 5Peden, Allan1992The Monklands: an illustrated architectural guide RIASp18
Item 5 of 5Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Alexander Thomson Society NewsletterJanuary 1993no 6 By Sam McKinstry

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register20928 
Item 2 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Copy of drawing signed and dated - per Philip McWilliams