Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

CASTLEHILL, FLEMING'S LAND, WITH WASH-HOUSES, GARDEN WALLS, AND GATESLB22911

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
20/07/1971
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Burgh
Campbeltown
NGR
NR 71878 20269
Coordinates
171878, 620269

Description

Early 19th century, recast by T L Watson, 1909. 3-storey 7-bay symmetrical tenement. Roughcast finish, droved ashlar quoins and dressings. Bull-faced sandstone base course, margins to principal front corners, doors, and windows with projecting cills.

NW (MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: basket-arched pend at centre, rusticated quoins and voussoirs. Terracotta plaque above with script reading FLEMING?S LAND. Matching entrance doors in 2nd and 6th bays, architraved, corniced with scrolled consoles below and block pediment above. Concrete covered steps, section of handrail surviving at door to left.

SW ELEVATION: blank rendered gable.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 7-bay, symmetrical, with plain pend opening at centre. Projecting stair towers with curved ends in 2nd and 6th bays, blank at ground floor with entrance doors in re-entrant angles, tall windows at upper level.

12-pane timber sash and case windows to most openings, 18-pane to upper level of stair towers. 4-panel timber entrance doors to street, with 6-pane fanlights over. Vertically-boarded timber doors to rear. Grey slate roof, curved over stair towers. Cast-iron downpipes and gutters.

GARDEN WALLS AND WASH-HOUSE: cruciform concrete path layout to rear garden with circular bed at centre. Rendered garden walls with red ashlar cope flanking rear elevation, red sandstone ashlar garden door surrounds with quoins. Wash-house to S with garden elevation gabled to right, bipartite window with door to left, small oculus in gablehead above. Rendered finish, purple slate roof with terracotta ridges, ashlar eaves course and skews with ball finials, 4-flue corniced square ridge stack with red circular cans. Square corniced ashlar gatepiers with corniced pyramidal caps. Plain 2-leaf wrought-iron gates with decorative ironwork arch over. Flanking dwarf walls with wrought-iron railings between gates and wash-houses.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for Captain John Fleming R N of Glencreggan (Killean) one of Nelson?s officers, it was restored by Watson (the architect of Barochan Place) who also designed the wash house and garden to the rear. This building is an important part of the fabric of Castlehill. It is a good example of an early 19th century tenement, and all the more interesting due to the turn of the century improvements which were part of a wider building program including the White Hart Hotel and Barochan Place.

References

Bibliography

Argyll & Bute Council Archive ref: BC 59/44 CAMPBELTOWN COURIER (14.4.1906) ARGYLLSHIRE HERALD (10.2.1906).

About Listed Buildings

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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