Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
West Dunbartonshire
Planning Authority
West Dunbartonshire
NS 38323 77109
238323, 677109


1866-69. Single storey and attic, U-plan, stable block. Stugged, squared and snecked sandstone; base course; eaves cornice; arrowslit and gunloop details; chamfered reveals; crowstepped gables.

SE (MAIN) ELEVATION: 5 near-symmetrical bays. Narrow crowstepped gable breaking eaves at centre, dovecot in gablehead, 11 flightholes; small window below at attic. 3 windows regularly disposed at centre, arrowslits in between. Broad, crowstepped gables in outer bays; gable to outer right, window at centre ground, flanked by arrowslits, gunloop slits, narrow lancet in gablehead. Door and window at ground outer left gable.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: gatepiers with tall screen walls linking with outer gables enclosing court; tall, octagonal ashlar pier; faceted candlesnuffer caps with ball finials; high squared and snecked rubble walls with ashlar saddleback coping adjoining outer gables. Crowstepped gables with shouldered apex stacks. Door at centre of gable to outer left, round-arched ventilation light above; boarded door with blocked fanlight. Window at centre ground outer right gable, small window to right; round-arched ventilation slit in gablehead.

REAR ELEVATION: gable to outer right, door at centre flanked by

2 windows.

INNER RANGE: 3 closely grouped segmental-headed arches; gabled wooden dormers. Left range, 6 narrow bays, crowstepped gabled hoist door breaking eaves over door at penultimate left bay; 3 flightholes in gablehead. Right range: 3 doors to right, narrow flight opening to left with perch; gabled wooden dormer.

WALLED GARDEN: walled garden adjoining stable block to left. Tall rubble wall with ashlar slab coping; SE wall consists of low boundary wall with high cast-iron railings. Door with ashlar margins in SW wall.

Statement of Special Interest

Dalmoak House was built by James Aitken, an Ulster merchant. The house, South Lodge and walled garden gatepiers are listed separately.



F A Walker and F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992), p38.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). 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 only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. 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 Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. 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 current legislation.

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