Basic Site Details

Name: Holmwood House
Town, district or village: Cathcart
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: A listed
Grid ref:
Notes: House cost 2,608.4.11d to build; stable, greenhouse and out buildings 1,009.19.6d; gates cost 75.2.0d.
Interior decoration executed by Campbell Tait Bowie.

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 161-63, Netherlee RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518571858  
Item 2 of 5c. 1865  Gardener's cottage and main gates
Item 3 of 51960s Restoration 
Item 4 of 5After 1970Before 1972DemolitionGardener's cottage
Item 5 of 519971998 Restoration


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 13A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceA18571858 
Item 2 of 13Alexander ThomsonArchitectA18571858 
Item 3 of 13George ThomsonArchitectA18571858 
Item 4 of 13Daniel CottierDesigner After 1857 Hall decoration
Item 5 of 13A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceBc. 1865 Gardener's cottage and main gates
Item 6 of 13Alexander ThomsonArchitectBc. 1865 Gardener's cottage and main gates
Item 7 of 13George ThomsonArchitectBc. 1865 Gardener's cottage and main gates
Item 8 of 13Archibald CrawfordArchitectD1960s Restoration
Item 9 of 13Ian Alexander SinclairArchitectD1960s Restoration
Item 10 of 13John Crowe McBrideArchitectD1960s Restoration
Item 11 of 13John Watson (junior)ArchitectD1960s Restoration
Item 12 of 13Watson, Salmond & GrayArchitectural practiceD1960s Restoration
Item 13 of 13William MacDonaldArchitectD1960s Restoration


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Couper, James, paper manufacturer 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 8APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892) 
Item 2 of 8Barclay, David1904Greek Thomson: his life and opinions Architectural Review May 1904 
Item 3 of 8Blackie1868Villa and Cottage Architecture1st edition Drawings of modified design
Item 4 of 8Donnelly, Max1999Daniel Cottier, Pioneer of Aestheticism The Decorative Arts Society Journal, 23, pp 33-51p39
Item 5 of 8Gildard, Thomas1888Greek Thomson Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, xix (30 January 1888), pp191-209 
Item 6 of 8Nicholson, Jane or Thomson, Amelia Memoir of Alexander Thomson Written for Alexander Thomson Memorial 
Item 7 of 8RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 8 of 8Stamp, 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 2Builder4 July 1868XXVI p482
Item 2 of 2Builder31 December 1910XCIX Illustration

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Glasgow Institute of ArchitectsBiographical sketch and job list of Greek Thomson by Rev John Stark, 1879  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3394461, 63 Netherlee Road, "Holmwood"
Item 3 of 3Mitchell Library, GlasgowDrawings Collection Drawings of dining room frieze