Listed Building

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"GLENMORVERN COTTAGE" AND WALLED GARDENLB13940

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
29/05/1985
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Morvern
NGR
NM 56657 51542
Coordinates
156657, 751542

Description

House: later 19th century, symmetrical 2-storey, 5-bay house

with rear wing. Painted, weatherboarded house on brick

foundations with contrasting painted architraves; SW front

masked at ground floor by continuous decorative cast-iron

partially glazed verandah. Centre door; longer ground floor

windows than in 1st floor; centre ground and 1st floor window

in SE return gable, and in NW with paired diminutive 1st

floor fenestration. Moulded wooden architraves; 12-pane

glazing; some external window shutters; paired centre ridge

stacks with original decorative coped cans; shallow piended

slate roof.

2-storey, 2-bay rear wing, earlier 19th century house; harled

with centre ridge stack and piended slate roof.

Walled garden; earlier 19th century walled garden on SW

sloping site; coped rubble walls, higher at rear and rounded

to front. NE face of rear wall filled by continuous lean-to

range of bothies, some with windows and with door to garden,

terminating with single storey, 3-bay cottage with end stacks

and slate roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Glenmorvern estate bought in 1824 from Argyll Estates by Miss

Christina Stewart of Edinburgh; rear cottage wing probably

that completed by 1841. Unusual wall cladding for Highland

Scotland.

Single storey and attic, gardener's 2-bay cottage in grounds

to rear of main house not included in listing.

References

Bibliography

Philip Gaskell, MORVERN TRANSFORMED (1968, 2nd ed. 1980),

pp. 153-6.

About Listed Buildings

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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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