Basic Site Details

Name: West and East Gables
Town, district or village: Helensburgh
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Notes: Two of four model villas by A N Paterson - originally nicknamed 'Canary Islands' because of yellow render.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Canary Islands Original collective nickname for this and three adjacent villas
Item 2 of 2The Turret Possible early alternative name (although this may apply to 1 Rowallan Street)

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 13, 5, Rowallan StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11895   


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 1Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitect 1895  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Paterson, A NLived at the Gables with his brother next door - with interconnecting door between

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Several Houses in Helensburgh 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Academy Architecture1895   p75 ('Four Houses at Helensburgh')
Item 2 of 4Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1895   290 ('Four Houses at Helensburgh')
Item 3 of 4RSA1892   450 ('Four Villas at Helensburgh')
Item 4 of 4Walker, Frank Arneil and Sinclair, Fiona1992North Clyde estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide  pp81-2

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Argyll & Bute Council ArchivesHelensburgh Dean of Guild Box 1895-1899
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register34853