Basic Site Details

Name: Fern Cliff
Town, district or village: Wemyss Bay
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Alternative Names

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

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 12, Undercliff RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61851   
Item 2 of 61920s Alteration/conversionPeriods of time from 1920s used as a hotel
Item 3 of 61924 Alteration/conversionBecame the Rothmar Hotel with a 1920s bedroom wing.
Item 4 of 61930s Additionsun lounge linking 1920s wing to main house.
Item 5 of 619521968Alteration/conversionConvalescent Home for miners and Christian Conference Centre. Later redundant.
Item 6 of 6July 2001 Destruction/demolition 


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 1John Thomas RocheadArchitect 1851  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Davidson, Mary WilsoneClient for original house


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Blackie1868Villa and Cottage Architecture1st edition Plates I-V
Item 2 of 4Macleary, John2012Old Inverkip, Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay Stenlakep24 photos of house about 1935.
Item 3 of 4Sweeney, Dan2015Postscript to the Past: Lost Mansions and Houses of Renfrewshire Windan Presspp140-141
Item 4 of 4Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p145