Basic Site Details

Name: Quarrier's Homes
Town, district or village: Bridge of Weir
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: On site of Nittingshill Farm, bought in auction for 3560 on 26 April 1876 by William Quarrier for foundation of children's homes.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Marcus Humphrey HouseYesFormerly Elise Hospital
Item 2 of 2Orphan Homes of Scotland  

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 91876  Design commenced
Item 2 of 91881  Bethesda (45 Quarrier's Village)
Item 3 of 91884  Overtoun (14 Quarrier's Village)
Item 4 of 91886  Alan Dick Home (17 Quarrier's Village)
Item 5 of 91888 Design exhibited 
Item 6 of 91893  Sabbath School Home
Item 7 of 91897  Glenfarg (34 Quarrier's Village)
Item 8 of 91901  Elise Hospital
Item 9 of 9Before 1975 Addition 


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 17Clarke & Bell and R A Bryden A1876 R A Bryden responsible
Item 2 of 17Robert Alexander Bryden A1876  
Item 3 of 17Clarke & Bell and R A Bryden D1881 Bethesda (45 Quarrier's Village)
Item 4 of 17Robert Alexander Bryden D1881 Bethesda (45 Quarrier's Village)
Item 5 of 17Clarke & Bell and R A Bryden C1884 Overtoun (14 Quarrier's Village)
Item 6 of 17Robert Alexander Bryden C1884 Overtoun (14 Quarrier's Village)
Item 7 of 17Clarke & Bell and R A Bryden G1886 Alan Dick Home
Item 8 of 17Robert Alexander Bryden G1886 Alan Dick Home
Item 9 of 17Clarke & Bell and R A Bryden B1893 Sabbath School Home - R A Bryden responsible
Item 10 of 17Robert Alexander Bryden B1893 Sabbath School Home
Item 11 of 17Clarke & Bell and R A Bryden E1897 Glenfarg (34 Quarrier's Village)
Item 12 of 17Robert Alexander Bryden E1897 Glenfarg (34 Quarrier's Village)
Item 13 of 17Clarke & Bell and R A Bryden F1901 Elise Hospital
Item 14 of 17Robert Alexander Bryden F1901 Elise Hospital
Item 15 of 17Andrew Houston Watson JBefore 1975 Extensions
Item 16 of 17Angus ('Gus') Allen James Starling JBefore 1975 Extensions
Item 17 of 17Robert Rennie & Watson JBefore 1975 Extensions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Quarrier, William 

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 3Quarrier's Homes, Consumptive HospitalCost: 11,000 (unclear whether this is third block alone, or entire project).
Item 2 of 3Quarrier's Homes, Epileptic ColonyOn site of part of Hattrick Farm, bought by William Quarrier in 1902 - adjoining main Quarrier's Homes site.

Cost for each home: 4,000.
Item 3 of 3Quarrier's Homes, Mount Zion Church 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 10Academy Architecture1893   p78 (Sabbath School Home)
Item 2 of 10Gammie, Alexander1937A Romance of Faith Pickering & Inglis 
Item 3 of 10Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1888   1039 (under Clarke & Bell but really R A Bryden)
Item 4 of 10Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1893   847 (Sabbath School home - (under Clarke & Bell but really R A Bryden)
Item 5 of 10Magnusson, Anna1984The Village Quarriers Homes 
Item 6 of 10RIBA1975RIBA Directory of practices   
Item 7 of 10Ross, James1971The Power I Pledge Glasgow University Press 
Item 8 of 10Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1915   633 (Andrew F Bryden exhibited some design for 'Orphan Homes' bur unclear what this was exactly
Item 9 of 10Urquhart, John1901The Life Story of William Quarrier R L Allan & Son 
Item 10 of 10Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p88

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal28 April 1906v13London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp340 Obituary of R A Bryden

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2DMW ArchiveWilliam Quarrier biography (  
Item 2 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register No link available on paper list