Basic Site Details

Name: Ferndean Villa
Town, district or village: Cove
City or county: Dunbartonshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
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Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Rosneath RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2c. 1860c. 1862  
Item 2 of 21863  New gates and boundary wall, 56.19.11d


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 6A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceAc. 1860c. 1862House and additions- undocumented but probable
Item 2 of 6Alexander ThomsonArchitectAc. 1860c. 1862House and additions- undocumented but probable
Item 3 of 6George ThomsonArchitectAc. 1860c. 1862House and additions- undocumented but probable
Item 4 of 6A & G ThomsonArchitectural practiceB1863 Gates and boundary wall
Item 5 of 6Alexander ThomsonArchitectB1863 Gates and boundary wall
Item 6 of 6George ThomsonArchitectB1863 Gates and boundary wall


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Blackie, Robert - PublisherPossible alterations c1860-62
Possible alterations c1860-62; gates boundary wall in 1863
Item 2 of 2Forgan, Thomas - DeveloperOriginal client


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Blackie1868Villa and Cottage Architecture1st edition Gates and boundary wall only, with allusion that villa is by Thomson
Item 2 of 5McFadzean, Ronald1979The Life and Work of Alexander Thomson London: Routledge & Kegan Paul 
Item 3 of 5McMurray, Glen1965Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's Villas Dissertation, Strathclyde, 1965 
Item 4 of 5Stamp, Gavin1999Alexander Thomson: The Unknown Genius London: Lawrence King, in association with Glasgow 1999 
Item 5 of 5Walker, Frank Arneil and Sinclair, Fiona1992North Clyde estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Glasgow City ArchivesFrank Worsdall's Collection on Greek Thomson, including job list and photograph list  
Item 2 of 3Glasgow Institute of ArchitectsBiographical sketch and job list of Greek Thomson by Rev John Stark, 1879  
Item 3 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register43440Villa and boundary wall