Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NS 29776 83275
229776, 683275


1875, doubled in size by Robert Wemyss 1902. 2-storey over raised- basement, 6-bay villa with Regency style porch and Glasgow style corner tower. Cream stugged, squared and snecked sandstone, coursed to S elevation, ashlar dressings. Base course, chamfered arrises, ashlar mullioned bipartite and tripartite windows; bracketted eaves.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2 full-height canted windows to centre, joined by consoled balustraded balcony at 1st floor and with consoled eaves above. Parapet breaking eaves to each canted window with gablet to centre and pierced stone decoration below. Pilastered corniced doorway to right, blocking course, fanlit 2-leaf doors, half-glazed vestibule door, glass canopy porch supported on timber columns. Window above at 1st floor. Slightly advanced bay to outer right with finialled semi-circular headed gable breaking eaves, corniced bipartite window at ground and 1st floors, dentilled cornice above 1st floor window, raised to centre and inscribed 1902. Circular window at ground to left of canted windows, window above at 1st floor. Engaged circular angle tower to left, centre with bipartite windows at ground and 1st floor in advanced panel, cornice at ground, apron below 1st floor window inscribed 1902, scrolled decoration above gabled cornice at 1st floor. Windows flanking at ground and 1st floor. Bell-cast roof, small dormers with curvilinear gablets, weathervane with ship finial.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: window to centre at ground, small window to right, bipartite window to outer right, window to outer left. Window off-centre right at 1st floor, bipartite window to outer right, window to outer left.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: round-headed stair window to centre, abutted by lower 2-storey stair block.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: engaged tower to outer right. Window at ground to centre. Doorway to outer left, chamfered arrises, fielded panelled door, segmental-arched dentilled cornice; window above at 1st floor. Plate glass sash and case windows. Grey slate roof, corniced rendered stacks.

INTERIOR: fine Burma teak chimneypieces to principal reception rooms, Art Nouveau style to drawing room; corniced ceilings; wainscot to axial corridor and drawing room; timber beamed ceiling to drawing room, original door fittings.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: cream ashlar piers with pyramidal caps. Sandstone rubble boundary walls to rear.

Statement of Special Interest

Sub-divided into 2 residences; the upper flat has lost all original features. The 1870s villa has handsomely enlarged for the Sloan shipping family by Robert Wemyss.



Dumbarton District Library, Dean of Guild Drawings for Helensburgh

(Box 1902-1904).

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

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)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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