April 1858: Elizabethan-Style Villa for Sale in Dowanhill

An advertisement on page three of The Glasgow Herald, on Friday the 30th of April, 1858, reads:








To be Sold, by Public Roup, within the Hall of the Faculty of Procurators,

St. George’s Place, Glasgow, on Wednesday the 5th day of May, 1858, at

One o’clock Afternoon, (if not previously disposed of by private bargain,)


AN Elegant and Commodious VILLA, situated on the Dowanhill Grounds,

built in the Elizabethan style, with Half an Acre of Ground attached. The

House is nearly finished, and will be ready for occupation at Whitsunday.

It contains Dining Room, 25 1/2 feet by 17; Drawing Room, 26 feet,

including Oriel Window, by 17; Parlour; Five Bed Rooms, Three of them

with Dressing Rooms attached; Kitchen, Laundry, and all modern

conveniences. The Attics, which have a high ceiling, and are approached

by a good stair, could be fitted up for three or four additional Bed Rooms.

The House is substantially built and finished in a superior style. Feu-duty,

£21, 17s. 11 1/2d.


This property is in one of the choicest situations in the Dowanhill Grounds,

and has all the advantages of a Country Residence, while the proximity to

the City makes it perfectly convenient for a person in business.


For further particulars, apply to Messrs. Thomas Lamb & Sons, Paisley

Road, Glasgow, or in Greenock; to Messrs. Boucher & Cousland, Architects,

Bath Street, Glasgow; or Messrs. Strang, Yuille & Keyden, Writers, 83 George

Place, Glasgow, in whose hands are the Titles and Articles of  Roup.


Glasgow, April 14, 1858.”



On page 252 of the Post-Office Glasgow Directory for 1857, 1858, the address for Strang, Yuille and Keyden,

is 83 St. George’s Place.