Basic Site Details

Name: Busby House (for Mr Kessock)
Town, district or village: Busby
City or county: Lanarkshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: This is a different house from the Busby House in Lanarkshire that Peddie & Kinnear altered and extended for James Crum.

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 1Field RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4c. 1796  Original house
Item 2 of 418561857 Large addition to existing house
Item 3 of 41897  Billiard room
Item 4 of 41969 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 4Alexander ThomsonArchitectA18561857Large addition
Item 2 of 4Baird & ThomsonArchitectural practiceA18561856Large addition
Item 3 of 4John Baird the SecondArchitectA18561856Large addition
Item 4 of 4Alexander Nisbet PatersonArchitect 1897 Billiard room


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Kessock, MrOriginal house
Item 2 of 3Kippen, Durham or Inglis & Wakefield1856-57 addition: In the 1850s the land was owned by Durham Kippen, who rented it to Inglis & Wakefield who ran the nearby calico printing works. At 1861 census the owner was Alexander Miller, manager of the calico print works.
Item 3 of 3Robb, John, EsqBilliard Room


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Law, Graham1954Greek Thomsoncxv, May 1954Architectural Review, May 1954 (Publication of 1960 Cambridge dissertation, original at NMRS) 
Item 2 of 5McFadzean, Ronald1979The Life and Work of Alexander Thomson London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 
Item 3 of 5Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1896   275 (Paterson work)
Item 4 of 5RSA1897   487 (Paterson work)
Item 5 of 5Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Thomson Society NewsletterJanuary 1993no 6  
Item 2 of 3Alexander Thomson Society NewsletterNovember 1996no 17 Article by Colin McKellar
Item 3 of 3Alexander Thomson Society NewsletterFebruary 1997no 18 Article by Colin McKellar

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Glasgow City ArchivesFrank Worsdall's Collection on Greek Thomson, including job list and photograph list