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- Category: B
- Date Added: 14/05/1971
- Supplementary Information Updated: 16/05/2017
- Local Authority: Argyll And Bute
- Planning Authority: Argyll And Bute
- Parish: Cardross
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NS 34966 77605
- Coordinates: 234966, 677605
Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan Classical villa with U-plan stable range attached to NW (dated 1814). Harled and painted with ashlar margins and dressings. Base course; eaves cornice and blocking course (on which eaves sit with moulded guttering); quoin strips.
S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3 bays, entrance bay advanced, chamfered corners; later columned and pedimented shallow porch; modern door, fanlight with border glazing; windows at ground and 1st floor of returns. Symmetrical flanking bays.
E ELEVATION: 4-bays near-symmetrically disposed, modern conservatory advanced at penultimate left.
W ELEVATION: 4 bays near-symmetrically disposed; windows to outer left smaller; square slate-hung dormer at centre.
12-pane uPVC windows in sash and case arrangement; replacement top-hung windows. Grey slate piend and platform roof; coped ridge stacks, circular cans.
INTERIOR: not seen 1994.
STABLE RANGE WITH GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: dated 1814. Quadrangular-plan stable block attached to house at NE; partly converted to domestic use in W block; entrance at SE. Harled with ashlar base course, painted ashlar margins. Painted harl with painted ashlar margins and dressings; base course.
S RANGE: long blank range with segmental-arched carriage door to right, 2-leaf boarded door, keystone with initials JG EC 1814, 5 flight-holes with ledge; uPVC window to right.
W RANGE: 6 bay range. 3 basket-arched carriage openings to outer left, pend door to right with 2 windows to outer right (16-pane timber sash and case windows).
N RANGE: piend-roofed block. 5-bay symmetrical S elevation, door at centre, flanking windows (uPVC top-hung window).
16-pane sash and case windows; uPVC windows. Grey slate roof, lead flashings.
GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: paired round-headed gatepiers, chamfered arrises. Cast-iron arrowhead railings and gates.
Statement of Special Interest
According to the Register of Sasines, Auchenfroe was acquired by Walter McInnes (c.1756-1827) a merchant in Grenada and the Grenadines in 1825 from Margaret Gray. McInnes s nephew, John McInnes (1786-1835), a Grenada planter and merchant, acquired the property at his uncle s death. Isabella Moines (nee Urquhart) lived at Auchenfroe until the 1850s.
Auchenfroe lodge is listed separately.
Listed building record updated in 2017.
F A Walker and F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992), p60.
Arthur F Jones CARDROSS THE VILLAGE IN DAYS GONE BY (1985), p17.
Probate information in National Archives (Kew) Ref. PROB 11/1726/122.
Register of Sasines (Dumbarton).
Guide to Gentlemen s Seats (1854).
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