Basic Site Details

Name: John Neilson Endowment School and entrance lodge
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Converted to housing.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2John Neilson InstitutionYes 
Item 2 of 2Neilson SchoolYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1School  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Oakshaw Hill  
Item 2 of 2OakshawheadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518491852 Original building
Item 2 of 51862  Additions (to school and gymnasium)
Item 3 of 51891 Plans submittedLavatories
Item 4 of 51896 Plans submittedAlterations
Item 5 of 51914 Plans submittedAlterations


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 5Charles WilsonArchitect 18491852Original building
Item 2 of 5David ThomsonArchitect 1862 Additions to school and new (?) gymnasium
Item 3 of 5Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitectA1891 Lavatories
Item 4 of 5Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitectB1896 Alterations
Item 5 of 5Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitectC1914 Alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Governors of the Paisley Education Trustfor 1891 lavatories and 1896 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Sinclair, Fiona J, ed1995Charles Wilson Architect 1810-1863: A Question of Style Glasgow: Park Circus Promotions, 1995p23
Item 2 of 2Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p26

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register39069 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWeddell and Thomson Archive Summary Material (Handlists, Job lists etc) Thomson' s job list
Item 3 of 3Renfrewshire CouncilPaisley Dean of Guild Records Plans for additions and alterations dated 1891, 1896 and 1914