Provost lamps and alterations at 1 Lilybank Terrace

M031 Provost lamps and alterations at 1 Lilybank Terrace

Address: 1, Lilybank Terrrace, Glasgow G12 8RS
Date: 1890–2; 1899–1900
Client: Robert Miller; Alexander Miller
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

Colour photograph of Lilybank Terrace

John Honeyman & Keppie designed two lamp standards which were erected outside the home of Robert Miller when he was elected Provost of Hillhead in 1890. He was the last man to hold that office: the burgh was annexed by the city of Glasgow the following year. 1 The lower sections of two decorative, wrought-iron standards survive on the stone piers flanking the steps at the house and probably belong to the Provost lamps. They have classical details which suggest the work of John Keppie. Around the same time, John Honeyman & Keppie also made numerous minor alterations to the terraced townhouse and repaired an associated greenhouse. They later carried out further alterations for Miller's son, Alexander Miller.

In 1889, Robert Miller had commissioned the firm to design a memorial to his daughter Constance for Glasgow Necropolis.

Authorship: This is one of over 270 jobs carried out in the office of John Honeyman & Keppie (Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh from 1901) during Mackintosh's time there. Mackintosh undoubtedly worked on many of these, but there is no specific evidence for his involvement in this case.

Cost from office job book: Phase 1: £175 0s 7d; Phase 2: £310 4s 2d

Status: Standing building; interior redeveloped

Current use: Residential (2014)

Listing category: B: Listed as '1–4 (inclusive nos) Lilybank Terrace, Laurel Park School'

Historic Scotland/HB Number: 32887

RCAHMS Site Number: NS56NE 4806

Grid Reference: NS 56828 66990

GPS coordinates: lat = 55.874733, lng = -4.289942   (Map)


1: Glasgow Herald, 31 October 1890, p. 8; Glasgow Herald, 7 October 1891, p. 9; Glasgow Post Office Directory, 1890–1, p. 447; census details for Robert Miller, [accessed 23 October 2012].