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Paisley, Oakshaw Road, John Neilson Institution

Flat(S) (19-20th Century), School (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Paisley, Oakshaw Road, John Neilson Institution

Classification Flat(S) (19-20th Century), School (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) West Brae

Canmore ID 43166

Site Number NS46SE 4.01

NGR NS 47700 64029

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Paisley (Renfrew)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

Architecture Notes

ARCHITECT: Charles Wilson (1849-52)

Situated on an elevated site, square block topped with large 'pudding basin' dome.

Interior has grand central octagonal hall.

(NS 4770 6402) The John Neilson Institution is a single-storeyed building of ashlar in round-arched Italian style with a pedimented three-arch entrance. It has a fine elongated, flat-topped centre dome over a notable central hall. Charles Wilson, architect 1849. Plans are held by NMRS.

SDD List 1963

Now converted into multi-ownership flats.


Surveyed in 2000 as part of the Survey of Historic Schools.


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