Basic Site Details

Name: Knockderry Castle and lodge (Knockderry Cottage)
Town, district or village: Cove
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Lodge is C Listed.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Knockderry Cottage Formerly Knockderry Castle North Lodge

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Shore RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41855(?)  Original house
Item 2 of 41869  Addition for William Millar
Item 3 of 4c. 1885  Additions
Item 4 of 418961897 Extension for John Templeton and lodge


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 7Scott Morton & Co (later Scott Morton & Tynecastle Co Ltd; finally Scott Morton Ltd)    Interior work - date unknown
Item 2 of 7Alexander Thomson A1855(?) Original house
Item 3 of 7Baird & Thomson A1855(?)  
Item 4 of 7John Baird the Second A1855(?)  
Item 5 of 7John Honeyman  1869 Additions ('Buildings of Scotland' attributes orginal building to Honeyman, not Thomson, despite APSD reference)
Item 6 of 7John Honeyman Bc. 1885 Additions
Item 7 of 7William Leiper  18961897Additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Campbell, JohnWhole druggist. Original client?
Item 2 of 3Millar, William, Glasgow warehouseman1869 Additions
Item 3 of 3Templeton, John, of Templeton carpet manufacturers1896-96 extension by Leiper


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 11Academy Architecture1897 part 1 p68 (Leiper's addition)
Item 2 of 11APSD The Dictionary of Architectureed Wyatt PapworthThe Architectural Publication Society (8v 1852-1892)Original house
Item 3 of 11Barclay, David1904Greek Thomson: his life and opinions Architectural Review May 1904 
Item 4 of 11Law, Graham1954Greek Thomsoncxv, May 1954Architectural Review, May 1954 (Publication of 1960 Cambridge dissertation, original at NMRS)Illustration of Thomson house
Item 5 of 11McFadzean, Ronald1979The Life and Work of Alexander Thomson London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 
Item 6 of 11Reeve, Richard2005A Victorian Burgh: the story of Cove and Kilcreggan  p431
Item 7 of 11RSA1897   509 (Leiper extension)
Item 8 of 11Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 
Item 9 of 11Stark, David2004Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Co., 1854 to 2004 Glasgow: Stenlake Publishing Ltdpp131-2
Item 10 of 11Walker, F A2000Argyll and Bute (The Buildings of Scotland)  p207
Item 11 of 11Walker, Frank Arneil and Sinclair, Fiona1992North Clyde estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Building News18 July 1890   
Item 2 of 3Building News3 September 1897   
Item 3 of 3Glasgow Herald22 April 1898   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6Glasgow City ArchivesFrank Worsdall's Collection on Greek Thomson, including job list and photograph list  
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43452 
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43453Lodge (Knockderry Cottage)
Item 4 of 6Hunterian MuseumMackintosh Collection Re: Honeyman work
Item 5 of 6Keppie Design (David Stark)Database of jobs by Honeyman and Keppie No 107 and 212
Item 6 of 6Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information on involvement of Scott Morton & Co