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Ladyholme Cottage, Culter LB1425

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
NT 2141 34439
302141, 634439


Mid 19th century with early 20th century additions and alterations. Single storey with attic dormers breaking eaves, irregular-plan, 3-bay eclectically styled cottage sited side on to the road in a small rural grouping adjacent to a small bridge over the Culter Burn. Painted render with coursed rubble porch with sandstone dressings and pointed arched side windows. Smooth ashlar to decorative canted oriel window to side street elevation and to gabled attic dormers. Ornate timber barge boarding and decorative carved stone niches to apexes of porch and north west gable. The cottage was formerly almost L-plan and the later additions form a lower section to the rear of the cottage. Mullioned window to front right with later canted bay addition to right, single windowed gable dormers breaking eaves and decorative canted and corbelled window to roadside elevation.

A mixture of single pane, 4-pane glazing and 6 over 3-pane glazing in windows to attic dormers. Slate roof with plain terracotta ridge tiles and finials to dormers. Rendered corniced stacks with octagonal clay cans. Cast iron rainwater goods.

The interior of the building was seen in 2015 and there is a timber staircase to the entrance hall with timber bannisters and integral under-stairs cupboard. Timber panelled surrounds and some shutters to principal rooms. Various styles of timber fire surrounds with tiled and cast iron inserts. 6-panel timber doors.

Short stepped rendered garden wall to roadside with stone cappings and paired stone capped gatepiers.

Statement of Special Interest

Ladyholme Cottage is a mid-19th century rural cottage, which may have been built as an estate cottage for Coulter Mains House (see separate listing). The cottage is a distinctive example of estate architecture in the cottage orné style and has some good decorative exterior detailing, such as the decorative gable niches and timber bargeboards. The cottage orné style became popular in Scotland in the first quarter of the 19th century and this rusticated style of cottage architecture stems from the 18th century English Romantic period and is characterised by decoratively carved bargeboarding and ornamentation.

Ladyholme Cottage is situated in an extended small rural village in which there are several large estate houses such as Coulter Mains House (built in 1838) to the north. The setting of Ladyholme Cottage is largely unchanged since the mid-19th century and forms a good historic and visual grouping with the adjacent Bridge Cottage (see separate listing), which may have been designed by the same architect as the buildings are similarly detailed.

Ladyholme Cottage appears named on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map (surveyed 1859, published 1864). This map shows Coulter Mains House with an entrance driveway running due south to the road with no apparent gate lodge. By the 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey Map (surveyed 1896, published 1898) the drive to Coulter Mains House had been rerouted to the southeast with the addition of a gate lodge. Gate lodges were often built in pairs flanking an driveway entrance. It is likely that Bridge Cottage and its neighbour, Ladyholme Cottage, were built as a pair of estate cottages marking the entrance to Coulter Mains House before this later gate lodge was built nearer the house. At present the architect of Ladyholme Cottage is not known although it may have been William Spence (1806-1883) who designed Coulter Mains House.

Category changed from B to C, statutory address and listed building record revised in 2015. Previously listed with Bridge Cottage, Coulter as 'Burnside Cottages' (see separate listing).



Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1859, Published 1864). Lanark Sheet XL.1, 25 inch to the mile. 1st Edition London: Ordnance Survey.

Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1896, Published 1898). Lanarkshire Sheet XXXIX.NE 6 inch to the mile. 2nd Edition London: Ordnance Survey.

Dictionary of Scottish Architects, Coulter Mains House at (accessed 5 May 2015)

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