Basic Site Details

Name: Ledcameroch
Town, district or village: Bearsden
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Ledcameroch is a house built about 30 years ago, of which Mr. George Walton, of 152, Wellington- street, Glasgow, had lately the alteration and decoration of interior. The hall fireplace did not exist in the old plan, and has been built in entirely new to Mr. Walton's design. It consists of tiled hearth and back, with hammered sheet-iron armour bright finish. The grate is a movable chair grate in wrought iron. The chimney piece is built in Hopton Wood stone, with timber facings. The frieze above chimneypiece is plaster sanded ground, coloured yellow, with stencilled decoration in browns and yellows. The cornice is the original cornice. The staircase hall is balustered with upright posts and wrought-iron handrail. The window of the stair-case is principally in white, and is rather heraldic in character, with a few touches of colour through it; it is entirely in mosaic, and no painting. The entrance hall and doorway are in oak, with mosaic leaded glass panels, with hammered copper bands inserted. The drawing-room is an alteration, two rooms being made into one. On the left of fireplace is a French casement leading to lawn. The door on fireplace elevation leads to dining-room; the ceiling is strap-moulded and painted white, the frieze is covered with a silk and linen tapestry, the background is linen and the ornament in silk, the colour naturalistic on white ground, and has been woven to Mr. Walton's design, under his directions. The under walls are panelled to about 6 feet. 6 inches in timber, and enamelled white. The glass-work in doors and windows is similar to that in hall. The fire-irons, fender, and grate are in polished steel, tiles of rich deep blue, and floor of oak. All the work is made and executed at the works of Messrs. Geo. Walton and Company. [Building News 20 January 1899 p91]

Street Addresses

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

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21857  Original building
Item 2 of 21897  Hall and drawing room

People

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 4Clarke & BellArchitectural practice 1857  
Item 2 of 4George Bell IArchitect 1857  
Item 3 of 4William ClarkeArchitect 1857  
Item 4 of 4George WaltonArchitect 1897 Interior decoration - hall and drawing room

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 2Anderson, ____Client for original building
Item 2 of 2Gow, J BClient for decoration

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Academy Architecture1898 part 1 pp70, 71, 72
Item 2 of 2Moon, Karen1993George Walton, Designer and Architect  p62

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News20 January 1899  p91 and photographic illustrations

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Regional ArchivesFeuing of Killermont and Garscadden Estates TMJ 204 (information per C D R Mckellar)