Basic Site Details

Name: Beech Villa
Town, district or village: Pollokshields
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: One of four 'cottages ornes,', among the first villas to be built in Pollokshields after development began in 1851. Most of these early villas along St Andrews Drive were compulsorily purchased and replaced by blocks of flats erected by Glasgow Corporation 1966-72.

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 120, St Andrews DriveYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21851   
Item 2 of 21963 Demolition 

People

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 3Alexander ThomsonArchitectA1851  
Item 2 of 3Baird & ThomsonArchitectural practiceA1851  
Item 3 of 3John Baird the SecondArchitectA1851  

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3McFadzean, Ronald1979The Life and Work of Alexander Thomson London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 
Item 2 of 3McMurray, Glen1965Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's Villas Dissertation, Strathclyde, 1965 
Item 3 of 3Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow City ArchivesFrank Worsdall's Collection on Greek Thomson, including job list and photograph list  
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Institute of ArchitectsBiographical sketch and job list of Greek Thomson by Rev John Stark, 1879