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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NS 29879 83746
229879, 683746


A N Paterson, 1911. 2-storey and attic, asymmetrical, L-plan Scottish Arts and Crafts villa with 17th century Renaissance details. Harled with cream and red stugged, snecked sandstone and ashlar dressings at ground to S elevation. Mostly timber mullioned windows; overhanging eaves.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: full-height canted entrance bay with jettied gablehead off-centre right, windows to ground and 1st floor to right and left, engaged tower to outer left. Entrance bay with rounded angles below deep rool-moulding surround to bays at ground, windows to centre, small bipartite window above with ashlar mullion, splayed and moulded reveals and lead-pane glazing, monogrammed panel above JRCMRC part covered by ivy (1991). Doorway on return to left; boarded door, small window above with lead-pane glazing, date stone above. 2-light window to centre at 1st floor set in semi-circular headed recess with keystone. Window on return to left. 7-light strip window to upper storey (2-3-2) including semi-octagonal headed fanlight to centre light. Tripartite ashlar mullioned window to right at ground. 5-light window to 1st floor, 2-light dormer above. 2-storey wing to left of entrance block with engaged octagonal tower to outer left (SE angle), 5-light windows at ground and 1st floor, moulded lintels, finialled bell-cast slate roof. Slightly recessed bay at ground between entrance block and tower with canted window off-centre right and chamfered ingoes corbelled below jettied 1st floor. 5-light window to 1st floor with blank moulded panel between 2nd and 3rd lights.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: conservatory (see below) abutting to left of tower. Canted oriel to outer left at NW angle adjoining canted oriel on

N elevation.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: door off-centre left, window to right. 2 windows to 1st floor above, gable to right with stack breaking apex, canted oriel to outer right. Tall narrow stair window to left of door. Wing advanced to left, W elevation with lop-sided gable to outer left with stack breaking apex, 5 windows at ground, window to outer left at

1st floor set in semi-circular arched recess, small window to right, bipartite window to far right with blank moulded panels flanking. Door on return to left window flanking to right.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: lop-sided gabled bay to left with slightly advanced wall-face to left, stepped corbelled detail to right below gablehead,

3 windows at ground and 1st floor, semi-circular headed window with keystone to gablehead. Bipartite ashlar mullioned window to right at ground; tripartite window above. Semi-circular headed doorway to far right; door to recessed bay to outer right.

Multi-pane casement windows. Grey slate roof; harled corniced stakcs, cream and pink stugged snecked sandstone wallhead stack to left of canted entrance block, off-set at top with rounded angles and corniced. INTERIOR: lead-pane half-glazed vestibule door and surround with inscription to cornice; plain cornice with floreate plaster band to hall ceiling; timber balustered rail and columnar screen to stair at

1st floor; timber beamed ceiling to drawing room with tall angle timber chimneypiece inscribed "East West, Hame's Best"; Adamesque style chimneypiece to smaller drawing room; geometric plasterwork to dining room, corbelled fan pendetives to sideboard recess, variegated black marble chimneypiece.

CONSERVATORY: early 20th century. Rectangular-plan canted to S, tall harled base ashlar coped, 2-pane pivot glazing, course of fixed panes above.

BOUNDARY WALL: low harled wall with divided by regularly spaced piers; quadrant walls flanking gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for J R Caldwell. The name of the villa is noted on the drawings as Courtallan.



Dumbarton District Library, Dean of Guild Drawings for Helensburgh

(Box 1910-1912).

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