Listed Building

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AYR ROAD, FA'SIDE HOUSELB18527

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
21/06/1982
Local Authority
East Renfrewshire
Planning Authority
East Renfrewshire
Parish
Mearns
NGR
NS 52873 54874
Coordinates
252873, 654874

Description

Frank Burnet & Boston of Glasgow, architects of 1911

"tower" house, addition to north wing of late 18th century,

2-storey, 3-bay house. Tower house is rectangular-plan,

with 2-storeys, with corbelled angle turrets, crow-stepped

gables and crenellated and corbelled parapet: heavily

pointed and stugged inter-locking polygonal masonry, with

polished ashlar dressings (earlier parts harled). North

elevation: low door to right with moulding above set in

splayed reveals; rectangular window over scrolled brackets;

tall, stepped 3-light stair window to left; 3 stepped windows

below; 2 12-pane sashes; 3 piended dormers. Central canted

1st floor oriel window to west gable and to single bay east

wings; latter opens onto conservatory to east, and is linked

by balustraded screen wall to gabled garden gateway;

depressed-arched opening with heraldic crest above and

grostesques. North wing has 2 1st floor windows with shaped

dormerheads above tripartite in west elevation, and conical-

roofed, low and battered turret to right; screen wall with

gateways links to former outbuilding (now a garage, with

crenellations and crow-steps) forming enclosed courtyard

to west of original house; latter has modern, broad central

porch to courtyard, and plate glass sashes; taller wing,

linking to tower house, has one broad gabled bay, and

single scrolled skewputt. Slated roofs.

Interior of tower house: wooden panelling in halls, billiard

room and music room; stairs have shaped wooden balusters,

bottom newel carved with grotesque figures; some decorative

chimney pieces and plasterwork, especially in drawing room.

Simple leaded glass panels; single painted figure beside main

door and sailing ship panel in drawing room (above main door).

Statement of Special Interest

1911 work for Wallace Fairweather of Fa'side and Mearns

castle.

References

Bibliography

Renfrewshire First or Upper District minutes, 1911. p. 313.

(Copy in Strathclyde Regional archives, CO2/6/2/15).

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