Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NS 24219 91007
224219, 691007


Robert Wemyss, 1894. 2-storey, asymmetrical, gabled cottage. Rectangular-plan; built on falling ground to W. Rubble with harl

pointing and stugged bull-faced red sandstone dressings and margins. Quoins, slightly battered base course. Projecting eaves; exposed painted rafters.

W ELEVATION: 3 asymmetrical bays. Advanced bay to outer left with entrance by re-entrant angle immediately to right and advanced breast and stack to outer right. Door with lean-to timber canopy porch, supported on sandstone corbel. Narrow window to right; small bipartite at centre directly under eaves. Broad chimney breast slightly advanced to outer right, datestone 1894, tapers for stack, breaking eaves. Broad, advanced bay to outer left; bipartite at ground; bipartite, piended dormerhead breaking eaves at attic.

S ELEVATION: gable with timber bargeboard. Bipartite at ground (plate glass), small window to right. Bipartite at centre in gablehead.

4-pane over plate glass casement windows; 6-pane casement for centre attic window. Grey slate roof with lead flashings.

TERRACE AND RETAINING WALL AND RAILINGS: low rubble terraced wall with harl pointing and red sandstone slab coping. Simple cast-iron railings and gateposts.

Statement of Special Interest

The West Highland Railway was opened in 1894 and runs from Craigedoran to Fortwilliam. It was generally believed that James Miller was the architect of the station master's house, but it seems that Robert Wemyss may have been responsible for the design while working with J J Burnet. Garelochhead Station is listed separately.



F A Walker & F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992) p101.

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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