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- Category: C
- Date Added: 14/05/1971
- Local Authority: Argyll And Bute
- Planning Authority: Argyll And Bute
- Parish: Cardross
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NS 34962 77199
- Coordinates: 234962, 677199
Late 18th-early 19th century with substantial later 19th century additions. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular-plan block with 2-bay block adjoining at angle to outer right. Painted harl with painted ashlar margins and dressings.
SW (MAIN) ELEVATION: original 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical block with later wooden gabled porch at centre, slate roof; windows symmetrically disposed under eaves at 1st floor, that at centre narrower; 2 cast-iron rooflights symmetrically disposed. Later 19th century addition slightly recessed to right, single storey and attic with narrow gabled bay to corner. 2 windows at ground with gabled dormer breaking eaves at centre; narrow gabled bay to corner, bipartite at ground, round-headed window to gabled dormer breaking eaves over.
NW (GABLE) ELEVATION: broad gable with narrow window at 1st floor right.
SE ELEVATION: window at centre ground, dormerhead window breaking eaves above.
4-pane timber sash and case windows to original house; 4-pane casement with 2-pane top-hopper elsewhere. Grey slate roof with red terracotta ridging; coped harled apex stacks with circular terracotta cans; ashlar coping to skews.
BOUNDARY WALL: low rubble wall with harl-pointing, rising to higher wall with semicircular coping at N end.
Statement of Special Interest
The White House was originally called Bainfield House.
F A Walker and F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992), p58.
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