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Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 20/01/2004


  • Local Authority: East Dunbartonshire
  • Planning Authority: East Dunbartonshire
  • Burgh: Bearsden

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 53852 71283
  • Coordinates253852, 671283


J G Atchison & Son, 1939. 2-storey, 3-bay, T-plan, flat-roofed International Style house; 2-bay, single storey garage extension on ground sloping to SW. Rendered brick and exposed brick banding at ground floor framing windows and entrance; stepped brick eaves course.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central doorway, 2-leaf glazed and timber doors, plain fanlight, shallow cantilevered canopy; circular nautical window above. Wide advanced bay to right, central horizontal windows with flanking wrap-around windows to angles at ground and 1st floors; horizontal windows to left at ground and 1st floors. Double flat-roofed garage to far left.

NE ELEVATION: central horizontal windows at ground and 1st floors.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: advanced bay to left, late 20th century glazed double doors (former window), horizontal window at 1st

floor; tall narrow stair window to centre, small window at below. Advanced bowed single storey flat-roofed section to right hand bay with central door and paired flanking windows; horizontal window at 1st floor with central door, leading to balcony. Double flat-roofed garage to far right.

SW ELEVATION: advanced single storey garage at ground floor; 2 circular nautical windows flanking raised shouldered chimney-breast at ground floor directly above garage extension.

uPVC look-a-like windows. Flat roof; tall narrow brick-coped rendered stacks; circular clay cans.

INTERIOR: original layout still largely intact (coals and larder to rear of plan converted into larger kitchen accommodation). Central stair with decorative glass window (depicting springing deer). Some original ironmongery.

BOUNDARY WALL & GATEPIERS: stepped, low coped rendered wall to SE with 2 pairs of plain gatepiers.

Statement of Special Interest

Good example of the International Style, typical of the period but not found extensively in Scotland. Bearsden expanded significantly in the 1930s when bungalows and modest 2-storey houses were the norm. Some flat-roofed Modern houses did appear in the area, a number of which are listed. The most distinguished of these are found in Carse View Drive, Kilmardinny Avenue and Kilmardinny Crescent by J R H MacDonald (see separate listings). 44 Pendicle Road was built by the architect for himself. Atchison is also known to have built a more traditional pitched roof house at 42 Pendicle Road for his mother.



Original architectural drawing, dated February 1939, held with current owner (2003). C McKean THE SCOTTISH THIRTIES (1987) p179.

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