Basic Site Details

Name: Merchiston House, Brookfield
Town, district or village: Johnstone
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Neo-Jacobean baronial style

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 5After 1888Before 1911 Additions to main house
Item 2 of 5c. 1920  Lodge and cottage

Lodge and cottage
Item 3 of 51948 Alteration/conversionConversion to hospital
Item 4 of 51986 Destruction/demolitionDemolished for new building
Item 5 of 52013 Destruction/demolitionNew hospital closed 2008 and demolished 2013


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 2Alexander GardnerArchitect After 1888Before 1911Additions to main house
Item 2 of 2James HoustonArchitect c. 1920 Lodge and cottage


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Findlayson, CharlesClient for 1888-1911 additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Sweeney, Dan2015Postscript to the Past: Lost Mansions and Houses of Renfrewshire Windan Presspp74-75

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJames Houston Collection HD F/38/1, F/39/1
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Alexander Gardner: L v17 no1280 & F no2255 (microfilm reel 17)