The Hill House, Helensburgh

M207 The Hill House, Helensburgh

Address: Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9AJ
Date: 1902–4
Client: Walter W. Blackie
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)

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The job books of Honeyman & Keppie (later Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh) are now held by The Hunterian, University of Glasgow and include four volumes related to the Mackintosh period. The books were used by the firm to keep a project-by-project, day-by-day record of contractors, suppliers and expenditure. The name of a project and/or client is usually at the top of the left-hand page, followed by information about tradesmen who tendered. The name of the measurer (quantity surveyor) is usually at the top of the right-hand page, followed by information about payments to contractors and suppliers. All of the data for M207 is entered in the tables below.

Page numbering is not consistent in the job books. Sometimes a single number refers to a double-page spread and sometimes each page is individually numbered. Here, each image of a double-page spread is identified by the number given at the top of the left-hand page. (Images of all of the pages from the four job books can be found at Browse Job Books, Visit Book and Cash Book.)

The following information about M207 has been extracted from the job books:

Job book: 53061
Page: 255
Job book: 53061
Page: 257
Job book: 53061
Page: 259
Job book: 53061
Page: 261
Job book: 53061
Page: 269

Client: Walter W. Blackie

Measurer: Barr & Fyfe

Tenders:

Contractor Type Address Date Value Accepted
Alex Millar mason 100 East Princes Street, Helensburgh 1902 £2990 0s 0d no
John Jack mason 24 Lomond Street, Helensburgh 1902 £2849 16s 7d no
J. P. Jamieson mason Baillieston, Lanarkshire 1902 £2841 0s 5d no
R. Aitkenhead & Son mason 37 Trafalgar Street, Greenock 1902 £2583 10s 2d yes
(3 May 1902)
Hutchison & Grant mason Pitt Street, Glasgow 1902 £2915 13s 3d no
John Woodrow mason no data in job book 1902 £2706 17s 8d no
R. Aitkenhead & Son mason no data in job book 27 May 1903 £40 0s 0d 1 yes
Anthony Trail & Son builder no data in job book 24 August 1903 £120 15s 0d yes
William Jack joiner Helensburgh 1902 £1340 7s 11d yes
(3 May 1902)
John Dick joiner 51 West Princes Street, Helensburgh 1902 no data in job book 2 no
Dougal & Gibson joiner Dumbarton 1902 £1391 15s 4d no
J. & G. Findlay joiner Cambridge Street, Glasgow 1902 £1343 4s 3d no
Hutchison & Grant joiner Pitt Street, Glasgow 1902 £1524 11s 5d no
George Adam wrought iron no data in job book 1902 £47 10s 0d 3 no
Bryden & Middleton wrought iron Windsor Street, Scotstoun 1902 £22 0s 0d yes
(no data in job book)
John Horn plumber 12 West Princes Street, Helensburgh 1902 £604 17s 10d no
William Kyle plumber 17 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh 1902 no data in job book no
Charles Condie plumber Helensburgh 1902 £597 15s 7d no
Fyfe & Allan plumber Woodlands Road, Glasgow 1902 £485 0s 0d yes
Johnstone & Sons plumber Renfield Street, Glasgow 1902 £570 0s 0d no
William Anderson plumber Buchanan Street, Glasgow 1902 £536 4s 1d no
Charles Young drainage, roads, paths etc. 1 Afton Terrace, Bankhead Road, Pollokshaws December 1903 £224 0s 0d 4 yes
Mathieson & Son plasterer Helensburgh 1902 no data in job book no
James Maitland plasterer 34 John Street, Helensburgh 1902 no data in job book no
William Forbes plasterer Glasgow 1902 £240 10s 6d yes
(3 May 1902)
John Forbes plasterer Glasgow 1902 £282 12s 2d no
McGilvray & Ferris plasterer Glasgow 1902 no data in job book no
George Rome plasterer Glasgow 1902 £316 4s 8½d no
James Maitland slater 34 John Street, Helensburgh 1902 no data in job book no
William Thom & Son slater 52 William Street, Helensburgh 1902 £283 15s 9d yes
(3 May 1902)
John Hutcheson slater Dumbarton 1902 £494 14s 0d no
John Anderson slater 362 Parliamentary Road, Glasgow 1902 £376 18s 10d no
A. & D. McKay slater 35 Oswald Street, Glasgow 1902 £343 10s 0d no
William Douglas painter no data in job book 1903 'List of Prices' yes
(8 July 1903)
Haddow, Forbes & Co. tiling no data in job book [1903] £18 0s 0d 5 yes
(no data in job book)
Crawford & Craig curtains and linoleum no data in job book [1903] no data in job book yes
(no data in job book)
James Boyd & Son heating Paisley [1903] £196 0s 0d no
J. Combe & Son heating 113 North Hanover Street, Glasgow [1903] no data in job book no
James Cormack & Sons Ltd heating 36 Abercorn Street, Glasgow [1903] £91 16s 0d yes
(4 September [1903])
Henry Hope & Son casements and leaded lights no data in job book 1903 £65 19s 3d 6 yes
(18 February 1903)
George Wragge casements and leaded lights no data in job book 1903 £78 9s 1d 7 no
McGeoch & Co. kitchen range no data in job book 7 December [1902] £18 17s 6d yes
McGeoch & Co. copper boiler no data in job book 7 December [1902] £15 10s 0d yes
J. Monkhouse Cartmell patent vulcanite roofing no data in job book no data in job book '7/6 per square yard without gravel' 8 no data in job book
(no data in job book)
J. Caird Parker grates 13 Waterloo Street 1903 £36 6s 0d 9 yes
(4 May 1903)
J. Caird Parker grates 13 Waterloo Street 1903 £9 17s 6d 10 yes
(27 May 1903)
J. Caird Parker grates 13 Waterloo Street 1903 £5 12s 6d 11 yes
(29 May 1903)
J. Caird Parker grates 13 Waterloo Street 1904 £41 2s 0d 12 yes
(12 January 1904)
J. Caird Parker grates 13 Waterloo Street 1904 £10 17s 6d 13 yes
(1 September 1904)
Alex Martin furniture 14 Dobbie's Loan 1903 no data in job book 14 yes
William Jack joinery and furniture Helensburgh 1904 £23 0s 0d 15 yes
(10 March 1904)
William Jack joinery and furniture Helensburgh 1904 £15 3s 0d 16 yes
(16 February 1904)
William Jack joinery and furniture Helensburgh 1904 £102 0s 0d 17 yes
(4 January 1904)
no data in job book glass no data in job book 1904 £2 10s 0d 18 no
John Craig joinery and furniture Paterson Street, S [outh] S [ide] 1904 £46 0s 0d 19 yes
(25 January 1904)
John Craig joinery and furniture Paterson Street, S [outh] S [ide] 1904 £7 0s 0d 20 yes
(15 March 1904)
Andrew Hutcheson light fittings and metalwork no data in job book 1904 no data in job book 21 yes
(4 February 1904)
T. J. Miller & Sons metalwork no data in job book 1904 £12 0s 0d 22 yes
(4 February 1904)
James Brown metalwork no data in job book 1904 £10 0s 0d 23 yes
(4 February 1904)
McCulloch & Co. glass work no data in job book 1904 no data in job book yes
Wylie & Lochhead carpets no data in job book 1904 £67 8s 10d 24 yes
(4 February 1904)
Wylie & Lochhead carpets no data in job book 1904 £22 13s 6d 25 yes
(23 February 1904)

Payments (trades):

Name Type Payment out sum
R. Aitkenhead & Son mason First installment: 2 September 1902
Final installment: 7 March 1905
£2223 2s 1d
Anthony Trail & Son builder Payment date: 22 January 1904
£110 4s 9d
William Jack joiner First installment: 27 December 1902
Final installment: 8 December [1903]
£1168 12s 2d
Bryden & Middleton wrought iron Payment date: 22 January 1904
£22 0s 0d
Fyfe & Allan plumber First installment: 9 February 1903
Final installment: 7 April 1905
£694 10s 7d
Charles Young drainage, roads and paths, etc. Payment date: 24 August
£223 0s 0d
William Forbes plaster First installment: 7 July 1903
Final installment: 24 November 1904
£196 12s 10½d
William Thom & Son slater First installment: 4 March [1903]
Final installment: 2 May 1904
£370 19s 3d
William Douglas painter First installment: 11 April 1904
Final installment: 29 March 1905
£315 3s 6d
Haddow, Forbes & Co. tiling Payment date: 28 January 1904
£13 10s 3d
Crawford & Craig curtains & linoleum Payment date: 20 October 1904
£76 6s 1½d
James Cormack & Sons Ltd heating Payment date: 30 April [1904]
£116 16s 10d
Henry Hope & Son casements and leaded lights Payment date: 2 September 1903
£83 7s 3d
McGeoch & Co. kitchen range and copper boiler Payment date: 30 April [1904]
£34 7s 6d
J. Caird Parker grates Payment date: 1 August [1904]
£119 1s 8d 26
Alex Martin furniture Payment date: 24 November 1904
£134 7s 0d 27
William Jack joinery and furniture Payment date: 24 May 1904
£147 18s 0d 28
John Craig joinery and furniture Payment date: 11 July 1904
£70 13s 0d 29
Andrew Hutcheson light fittings and metalwork Payment date: no data in job book
£43 2s 10d 30
T. J. Miller & Sons metalwork Payment date: 14 July 1904
£15 15s 9d 31
James Brown metalwork Payment date: 14 July 1904
£18 9s 2d 32
McCulloch & Co. glass Payment date: 24 November [1904]
£69 0s 0d
Wylie & Lochhead carpets Payment date: 21 July [1904]
£100 1s 0d 33

Payments (suppliers):

Name Service Payment date Payment sum
John Henderson Carlton Inspector First installment: 9 August 1902
Final installment: 19 December 1903
£116 15s 11d
Forbes & Co. no data in job book 13 March 1903 £11 15s 6d

Measurer fee payment: £156 10s 0d (7 March 1905)

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Notes:

1: For 'Making good Road'.

2: 'returned with th.'

3: For '2 Panels for Wall' at £3 15s 0d each, and '2 Entrance Gates' at £20 each.

4: Includes 'Drainage of Garden', 'Roads & Paths', 'Tennis Court', '100 Carts ashes ' and 'Making Road outside Gate'.

5: For 'Tiles in Porch and Cloak Room'.

6: Includes £8 6s 0d for fixing.

7: Includes £12 17s 6d for fixing.

8: For 'Roofing over Coal house & Gardener's Cottage'.

9: For grates in spare room (x 2), Dressing Room, Night Nursery, own Dressing Room, Children's Bedroom (x 2), School Room and Bathroom.

10: For grates in Governess's bedroom ('Falkirk No. 647') and three servants' bedrooms ('No. 609').

11: For kitchen range and bedroom grate in gardener's cottage.

12: For grates in Drawing Room, own Bedroom, Hall, Day Nursery and Library.

13: For Dining Room grate.

14: Individual items of bedroom furniture are listed (mirror, square table, 2 chairs, 2 wardrobes, bed and mattress, 2 bedside cupboards, 1 toilet table, 1 washstand, 1 couch and 1 dressing table), but costs are only given in three cases.

15: For 'Fence on South wall'.

16: For 'Gate at Wash Ho. Gable', 'Chimney Piece', 'Fender' and 'Door Jambs'.

17: For 'Library Fittings' (£84 0s 0d), and for 'Drawing Room Fittings' including 'Window Seat', 'Window Table', 'Standards for Candlesticks' and 'Door Jambs'.

18: For 'Glass jewels for Window Seat & Table'.

19: For 'Wash Stand', 'Chest of Drawers & Mirror', 'Wardrobe', 'Cabinet in Drawing Room at fireplace' and 'Mahogany Bed for Dressing Room'.

20: For 'Clothes horse for Cloak Room'.

21: Individual light fittings are listed (1 pendant and 4 brackets for Dining Room; 1 Staircase pendant; 1 pendant and 2 brackets for own Bedroom; 1 bracket for own Dressing Room; and 1 pendant for Library), but costs are not given in all cases.

22: For '4 Drawing Room [light fittings]'.

23: For '4 Hall Pendants'.

24: For 'Drawing Room carpet'; '2 Donegal Squares' in own Bedroom; felt in own Bedroom and Dining Room; and '2 Runners & Vestibule & Landing'.

25: For 'Hall Carpet'.

26: Includes 'Expenses alterations [illegible] Tiles for Washstand'.

27: Comprises furniture for 'Own Bedroom': one bed, £10; two cupboards, £21; one mirror, £11; square table, £4 5s 0d; washstand, £10 10s 0d; two wardrobes, £38 10s 0d; dressing table, £8 10s 0d; couch, £11; two chairs and one stool, £7 17s 0d; one dressing table, £6 10s 0d; and one spring mattress, £5 5s 0d.

28: Comprises: fence on south wall, £23; gate at laundry, £7 15s 0d; chimneypiece, fender and door jambs of 'own bedroom', £7 8s 0d; 'Library fittings', £92 13s 0d; and 'Window seat, window table, standards for candlesticks and Door jambs', £17 2s 0d.

29: Includes: towel rail in cloak room, £1 2s 0d; 'altering spring mattress and putting in glass', £1 1s 0d; and toy cupboard in School Room, £15.

30: Comprises: vestibule lamp, £15; four Dining Room brackets, £8; staircase pendant, £6; one pendant for 'own Bedroom', £4 10s 0d; two brackets for 'own Bedroom', £4; two 'Candlebras' [sic], £4; and 'Handles, coat hooks &c &c', £15 17s 10d.

31: Includes 10s 9d for 'wardrobe keys'.

32: For 'making & fitting up'.

33: Includes £1 15s 6d for 'laying carpets & expenses'.