Listed Building

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GIFFEN HOUSELB120

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
23/12/1980
Local Authority
North Ayrshire
Planning Authority
North Ayrshire
Parish
Dalry (N Ayrshire)
NGR
NS 34333 49670
Coordinates
234333, 649670

Description

Andrew Heiton Jnr, Architect. Dated 1869. Scottish Baronial.

Stugged ashlar with polished dressings. Entrance

elevation: 2 storeys over raised basement, asymmetrical.

Door in advanced crow-stepped gabled bay to left, with

roll moulded architrave and angled head; initials in

panel above with rope-patterned string extending over small

side lights; canted oriel to 1st floor. Tower in re-

entrant angle. Corbelled bartizan at south. South-east

garden elevation; Nearly symmetrical, with outer advanced

canted bays, corbelled above ground floor. Angles detailed

to give the appearance of turrets, with conical caps.

Heavily bracketed balcony to recessed ground floor windows.

Tall tower on north east elevation. Windows mainly mullion

and transom, those to 1st floor with steeply gabled heads.

All gabled bays crowstepped. Slate roof, with fish-scale turrets.

Statement of Special Interest

A W Miller "Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire". SNMR.

References

Bibliography

A W Miller "Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire". SNMR.

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

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