Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NS 23985 91032
223985, 691032


Mid 19th century cottage enlarged in later 19th century to 2-

storey, asymmetrical, rectangular-plan gabled villa. Whinstone

and sandstone rubble with harl pointing and stugged red

sandstone margins. Base course; quoins; projecting eaves,

exposed rafters.

S ELEVATION: 4 asymmetrical bays. Broad gabled bay

advanced at centre, 2 large windows at ground, bipartite at

gablehead; single storey outshot at corner right return. Bay

recessed to outer right, bipartite off-centre to left, gabled

dormerhead. Block recessed to outer left with timber verandah

formed from roof sweeping down in re-entrant and supported on

posts and curved brackets; gabled dormerhead in roof to right of

block; 2 windows symmetrically placed at ground.

W ELEVATION: 3 asymmetrically disposed bays. Broad

gabled bay to outer right, full-height canted windows, blank

plaque at centre between ground and 1st floor. Lower block

recessed to right with canted conservatory on red sandstone

base built in re-entrant angle. Bay to outer left with single storey

lean-to storage block at ground.

N ELEVATION: single storey and attic, broad, gabled kitchen

block with lean-to single storey projection at ground, 3 bays with

coal-shute door to outer right. Entrance at right return, storage

block advanced to outer left with glazed lean-to roofing over

entrance over door and window. Broad, 2-storey, blank gable

recessed to right with single storey lean-to projection to outer

right, boarded door.

E ELEVATION: 4-bay block of main house with single storey

kitchen block to outer right. Broad advanced gable at

penultimate bay to left, door to ground right, 2-leaf, square

window with bolection moulding to left, small step to door,

window at centre of gablehead. Right return of S gable to outer

left. 2 asymmetrically disposed bays of main block to right,

bipartite window at ground left with large window to right; gabled

dormerhead to left, 2 smaller windows to outer right at 1st floor;

tall stack rising to left of dormerhead; slate-hung wall at right

return. Single storey service block to outer right, door to left

with modern tripartite inserted to right.

Plate glass sash and case windows, 6-pane sash and case

window on E elevation, some relacement pivot and swing

windows. Variegated purple, green and grey slate; tall, corniced

wallhead stacks, octagonal cans.

GATEPIERS: paired square piers with recessed plaques at

centre and corniced, pyramidal caps.

BOUNDARY WALL: tall rubble wall with semicircular coping

surrounds house and garden; concave curve between piers.

Statement of Special Interest

The house began life as Rock Cottage and is marked on the 1st edition OS map. By the 2nd edition map the house has been enlarged and takes the grander title of Rock House.



OS 1st and 2nd edition maps, 1865, 1896-7.

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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