Basic Site Details

Name: Gallowhill House
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31867   
Item 2 of 31892  Additions and extensive internal alterations
Item 3 of 31932 Destruction/demolitionBy Paisley Town Council for housing estate


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 6James Salmon (senior)ArchitectA18671872 
Item 2 of 6William Forrest SalmonArchitectA18671872 
Item 3 of 6James RitchieArchitectA1867 or 18681872 
Item 4 of 6Salmon, Son & RitchieArchitectural practiceA1867 or 18681872 
Item 5 of 6James Salmon & SonArchitectural practiceB1892 Additions and extensive internal alterations
Item 6 of 6William Forrest SalmonArchitectB1892 Additions and extensive internal alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Clark, Margaret Campbell (Kerr, Mrs Peter)Original client
Item 2 of 2Smiley, Hugh H and Elizabeth (ne Kerr)Client for 1892 work

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Gallowhill House, Motor Car House and Chauffeur's HouseOne of the first examples of a new building type replacing the stable and coach house of the nineteenth century.

MOTOR CAR HOUSE, GALLOWHILL, RENFREWSHIRE, N. B. FOR SIR HUGH H SMILEY, BART - The stone archway gives entrance to a granolithic paved yard with glass roof, where the cars are washed before being wheeled into the stalls, there being accommodation for three cars. This portion is warmed by hot water pipes and ventilation panels are inserted above the doors. In the repairing house a concrete pit is formed about 3 feet 6 inches deep to enable the mechanism of the car to be thoroughly examined. A sliding pulley and tackle is also provided capable of lifting the motor clear of the car to facilitate the work of repairing and cleaning. The petrol store is projected from the corer of the building to ensure all possible ventilation. Four rooms and a kitchen are provided for the chauffer. The walls generally are built, with a hollow space, of brick rough cast. The roofs are covered with Ruabon tiles, red and yellow as they come from the kiln. The timbers wherever exposed are painted with Carbolineum before being pit together and afterwards coated with Archangel tar. The several works have been executed by Paisley tradesmen at an estimated cost of 1,300. Messrs James Salmon Son and Gillespie are the architects. [Architectural Review Volume 14 July-Dec 1903 p196- 198.]


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 12Academy Architecture1893   p80
Item 2 of 12Academy Architecture1894   pp94-95 (billiard room)
Item 3 of 12Academy Architecture1897 part 2 p63 (entrance hall and stair)
Item 4 of 12Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1872   686
Item 5 of 12Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1892   775 (Salmon additions)
Item 6 of 12Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1893   797 & 846 (Salmon additions & alterations)
Item 7 of 12Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1894   873 (Salmon alterations)
Item 8 of 12Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1895   223 & 279 (Salmon alterations)
Item 9 of 12Millar, A H1889Castles and Mansions of Renfrewshire   
Item 10 of 12O'Donnell, Raymond2003The life and work of James Salmon architect, 1873-1924 Edinburgh: The Rutland PressSalmon work
Item 11 of 12Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1897   319 (Salmon alterations)
Item 12 of 12Sweeney, Dan2015Postscript to the Past: Lost Mansions and Houses of Renfrewshire Windan Presspp100-101