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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NS 10017 59723
210017, 659723


Robert Weir Schultz, 1898. Baronial vernacular style; asymmetrical, single storey with attic triangular-plan lodge set on tapering, sloping site between 2 roads; flat-roofed 3-bay bowed projection to S; canted, 2-sided end to N; full-height engaged entrance tower recessed to SE; basement at rear. Whitewashed harl; polished Gourock sandstone dressings. Moulded coping and eaves course; architraved door-surround; part-boarded timber gabled dormers; painted shields attached to S bow; chamfered coping to sandstone entrance forecourt.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: iron-studded boarded timber door set at ground in conical-roofed entrance tower recessed to outer right; architraved and roll-moulded surround dated "AD 1898" with painted shield centred beneath angled pediment; thistle-shaped finial; single window aligned at 1st floor. Balustraded walls enclosing near rectangular-plan forecourt to front. 3 regularly-spaced bipartite windows in advanced, bowed projection to left; painted shields aligned beneath coping; small bipartite window centred in gabled dormer above.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: bipartite window at ground off-set to left of centre; small bipartite window centred in gabled dormer above.

Small-pane leaded timber casement glazing. Graded slate roof; Gourock sandstone ridge dressings; original decorative rainwater goods. Coped, whitewashed harl 6-flue central ridge stack; circular terracotta cans.

INTERIOR: timber skirting boards; timber panelled doors; replacement fireplaces; spiral stair. Impressive bowed end to living room.

Statement of Special Interest

An interesting lodge with an unusual, but functional plan - the rooms being arranged around a central chimney stack and the former wash-house, water closet and coal store being set within the rear basement. Externally, architectural interest remains in the form of leaded glazing, Gourock sandstone dressings, a balustraded forecourt, iron-studded door and pedimented sandstone doorpiece. The carved shields on the bowed front mark the 3 principal families represented by the Marquess of Bute. At the centre is that of the Stuarts, to the left (dexter) is that of the Crichtons and on the right (sinister), the Windsors. All are coloured with the appropriate heraldic colours.



Does not appear on Ordnance Survey map, 1897; THE BUILDER, November 30th 1907 p579-8; G Stamp ROBERT WEIR SCHULTZ: ARCHITECT: AND HIS WORK FOR THE MARQUESSES OF BUTE (1981) p39-41; F Walker & F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY: AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1992) p168; MOUNT STUART HOUSE AND GARDENS (1995) p32.

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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