Basic Site Details

Name: Ralston House and lodges
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: C Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: House demolished. Panelling, doorcasings and staircase taken to Ballikinrain. East Lodge is C Listed, West Lodge is B Listed.

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 2Darvel CrescentYesEast Lodge
Item 2 of 2226, Glasgow RoadYesWest Lodge


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51810 Build/constructionFirst phase of building
Item 2 of 51864  Additions for Orr
Item 3 of 51892 Alterations and additionsRefit
Item 4 of 519161917Alteration/conversionBecame Red Cross Hospital
Item 5 of 51936 Destruction/demolition 


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 5David HamiltonArchitectB1810 First phase of building
Item 2 of 5Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA1864 Additions for Orr
Item 3 of 5Campbell Douglas & StevensonArchitectural practiceA1864 Additions for Orr
Item 4 of 5John James StevensonArchitectA1864 Additions for Orr
Item 5 of 5John HutchisonArchitectC1892 Refit - Sweeney gives J & J Hutchinson but more likely to be John Hutchison


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 4Cayzer, Sir Charles WilliamClient for refit of 1892
Item 2 of 4Orr 
Item 3 of 4Orr, William, linen manufacturerClient for David Hamilton work
Item 4 of 4Richardson, Thomas, shipownerClient for the 1864 work

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 1Lodge to Ralston House, Glasgow Road and Crookston DriveNow a villa. Information from Alexander Wright.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Castles and Mansions of the Old Glasgow Gentry Castles and Mansions of the Old Glasgow Gentry  LXXXIV
Item 2 of 5Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 3 of 5Gildard, Thomas1895An Old Glasgow Architect on some Older OnesXXVIProceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of GlasgowTow different proposals
Item 4 of 5Millar, A H1889Castles and Mansions of Renfrewshire   
Item 5 of 5Sweeney, Dan2015Postscript to the Past: Lost Mansions and Houses of Renfrewshire Windan Presspp110-111

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register18583East Lodge
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register18584West Lodge
Item 3 of 3Hunterian Museum, Glasgow UniversityHamilton Drawings42583-93