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Glasgow, 301 Albert Drive, The Knowe

Villa (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 301 Albert Drive, The Knowe

Classification Villa (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 4 Aytoun Road; Knowehead Gardens; Knowe Cottage

Canmore ID 158033

Site Number NS56SE 310

NGR NS 57467 63358

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Govan (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

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The Knowe, 301 Albert Drive, 1851, Alexander Thomson

'Greek' Thomson's earliest surviving villa. Originally L-plan design in his Italianate phase, as used the previous year at Craig Ailey, Kilcreggan (see North Clyde Estuary Guide). Here the tower is a major compositional feature, between two gables linked by a low roof and an open entrance porch, with a very low-pitched roof in front. Although he was to abandon the arches favoured by his first partner and brother-in-law John Baird II in 1855, the chimneypots remained a Thomson signature feature. Interior largely intact, billiard room added c.1899, John Campbell McKellar. Attractive little Lodge, originally a coach house, with similar details and ornate timber gates to Albert Drive. Garden wall and gate to Ayton Road, rebuilt 1873 with fireclay balustrade and wide gateway.

Taken from "Greater Glasgow: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Sam Small, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

Architecture Notes

NS56SE 310.00 57467 63358

NS56SE 310.01 57516 63409 Lodge

NMRS Reference:

Stained Glass - Stephen Adam & Sons 1892


Construction (1852 - 1853)

Modification (1855)

Extension to W and to N and extending E entrance front.


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