Basic Site Details

Name: Erskine House and terraces and formal gardens
Town, district or village: Freeland, Bishopton
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Erskine HospitalYesErskine House forms part of the hospital

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3House  
Item 2 of 3Garden  
Item 3 of 3Hospital(?)  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218261828 House and lodge
Item 2 of 2c. 18451848 Terraces and formal gardens added


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 2(Sir) Robert SmirkeArchitectA18261828Original house and possibly lodge, also Ferry Lodge
Item 2 of 2(Sir) Charles BarryArchitect c. 18451848Terraces and formal gardens added to house


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Blantyre, 11th LordCleint for Smirke house
Item 2 of 2Blantyre, LordClient for 1840s terraces and formal gardens


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Blisset, David Veneerer-in-chief to the Nobility: Sir Charles Barry's Country Houses Airs, M (ed): The Victorian Great Housep64
Item 2 of 4Millar, A H1889Castles and Mansions of Renfrewshire  Volume II (HS)
Item 3 of 4New Statistical Account of Scotland New Statistical Account of Scotland  vii, p515
Item 4 of 4Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p104

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register10888South Lodge
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register10909House
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register12375Ferry Lodge