Listed Building

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BISHOPTON, MAR HALL DRIVE, MAR HALL HOTEL (FORMER PORTION OF ERSKINE HOSPITAL, FORMERLY ERSKINE HOUSE)LB10909

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
10/06/1971
Local Authority
Renfrewshire
Planning Authority
Renfrewshire
Parish
Erskine
NGR
NS 45198 72531
Coordinates
245198, 672531

Description

1826-28, Sir Robert Smirke. Large neo-Tudor 2-storey and basement mansion, ashlar with ogee-capped octagonal angle buttresses and arcaded parapets, low-pitched slated roofs with shafted chimneys. Entrance front on

east with full basement, asymmetrical with boldly projecting arched and vaulted porte-cochere of giant proportions, Jacobean shaped gables at southern section of facade. SE service wing 2-storey with lower storey linking to basement level, forming L-plan forecourt. N and S elevations elongated U-plan; N elevation 11 bays set on elevated terrace of cusped arcading, central 3 3-storey with projecting porch, broad end bays with 5 light canted bay, projecting ends 2 broad bays. 2 and 3 light mullioned and transomed windows. Interior work of major importance, high rising entrance hall of Fonthill type, rib-vaulted hall corridor, richly detailed principal apartments, notably fan-vaulted drawing room, original chimneypieces and light fittings of very high quality. First floor largely altered.

Statement of Special Interest

Category changed November 1988.

References

Bibliography

2nd Statistical Account A H Millar's Castle etc of Renfrewshire 11.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

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