Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
North Ayrshire
Planning Authority
North Ayrshire
NS 4569 26582
204569, 626582


Late 19th century. Large 2-storey and attic, rectangular-plan villa with single storey projections. Bull-faced cream sandstone coursers, ashlar dressings, rusticated quoins, red brick to inner walls of service wing, piended slate roof. Base course, lintel course to ground floor, eaves course with bracketted eaves; 2-pane timber sash and case glazing, wide border-glazed upper sashes with tinted glass, chamfered margins and mullions; corniced and shouldered stacks rising through eaves, cast-iron rainwater goods.

ENTRANCE ELEVATION: large single storey porch projecting at centre right, tripartite partially glazed doors with tripartite windows to returns, outer section open with 2 Doric columns, corniced and dentilled entablature, tripartite window to left with full-height transomed tripartite stair window above, window to ground and 1st floor at left and right (door formed from window at left), modern rooflights.

FRONT (GARDEN) ELEVATION: bipartite window to centre (door formed from right hand window), decorative cast- and wrought-iron balcony above, bipartite window to 1st floor; 2-storey 4-light canted window to right, timbered gable with window above; 2-storey, 3-light canted angle bay to left with finialled octagonal roof.

LEFT RETURN ELEVATION: single window to centre left, door formed from window above and door to attic both opening onto fire escape, 2-storey 4-light canted window to left with finialled piended roof, modern

conservatory to far left adjoining rear of service wing, canted angle bay to right as above.

REAR ELEVATION: door to centre, 3 windows to left, 2 windows to 1st floor, single storey L-plan service wing advanced from centre (masking door) forming small yard entered from between 2 pyramidal-capped gatepiers.

INTERIOR: little altered; impressive 3-stage scale and platt staircase with curved landing, decorative balusters and newels, some original chimneypieces.

STABLEBLOCK: single storey and attic, L-plan stableblock. Rendered, piended slate roof. Various doors and windows, modern dormers.

Statement of Special Interest

Arnhall became a nursing home after the Second World War, and later an Outdoor Research Centre for the Save The Children Fund.



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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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