Basic Site Details

Name: Dargavel House, Bishopton
Town, district or village: Bishopton
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Erskine
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Ordnance Factory  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Country House  
Item 2 of 2Factory  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41849  Minor alterations and additions by Bryce
Item 2 of 41912  Chalmers's design exhibited
Item 3 of 41915  Fire
Item 4 of 426 February 1966 RepairTender accepted from Scottish Aviation Ltd. for two-year term contract for works services to Royal Ordnance Factory & out stations


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 4Burn & BryceArchitectural practiceA1849 Minor alterations and additions
Item 2 of 4David BryceArchitectA1849 Minor alterations and additions
Item 3 of 4Peter Macgregor ChalmersArchitect 1912 Reconstruction (Design exhibited 1912)
Item 4 of 4Scottish Aviation Ltd  1966  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Maxwell, John Hall, of Dargavel 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 7MacGibbon and Ross Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland  Plans for Bryce's work, vol IV, p21
Item 2 of 7Millar, A H1889Castles and Mansions of Renfrewshire   
Item 3 of 7Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1916   655
Item 4 of 7RSA1853   615
Item 5 of 7RSA1913   46
Item 6 of 7Scottish Civic Trust1983Historic Buildings at Work: a guide to the historic buildings of Scotland used by Central Government Scottish Civic Trust/Property Services Agency, Department of the Environmentp198
Item 7 of 7Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p106

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 2Building25 March 1966  p.170

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register10908