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190 HIGH STREET, THE RETREAT, INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLSLB38046

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
11/06/1971
Local Authority
Angus
Planning Authority
Angus
Burgh
Montrose
NGR
NO 71395 57733
Coordinates
371395, 757733

Description

Early 18th century, re-modelled early 19th century. 2 connecting buildings forming L-plan, 2 and 3 storeys. Sandstone ashlar to front, bull face and render to W, rubble stone to rear, band course at eaves and cornice above 1st floor to W wing, plain margins, quoins.

S ELEVATION: 2-storey wing to right in close; 4 bays, 2 windows to right at ground, 2 doorways to left, that in penultimate bay with 4-pane rectangular fanlight, that to extreme left larger with splayed reveals, wrought-iron lantern above, windows at 1st floor taller. Gable end of 3-storey W wing to left; stugged render over rubble, single bay in return facing E, timber pilastered doorpiece at ground, blinded window at 1st above. Single storey outbuilding adjoining gable end and extending S.

W ELEVATION: 4-bay garden front; re-faced in bull-faced sandstone and render. 5 bays at ground, larger windows at 1st floor, smaller at 2nd. Single storey outbuilding to right.

N ELEVATION: blank rubble wall in close 182 High Street, single storey lean-to to left, No 182 abutting to right.

Timber sash and case windows; 12-pane to S elevation, plate glass at ground and 1st floors to W, 12-pane at 2nd. Grey slate pitched roofs, coped skews, brick gablehead stacks to N, S and E, brick ridge stack and gablehead stack to outbuilding.

INTERIOR: fine plasterwork in principal rooms. Dining Room on 1st floor of E wing; modillion cornice, engaged Corinthian columned chimneypiece, low-relief rococo decoration above mantle, lugged marble insert to fireplace, rococo plasterwork above doorways. Sitting room on 1st floor of W wing; guttae and fleuron cornice, low-relief rococo plasterwork to chimneypiece, lugged marble insert. Cast-iron range in ground floor kitchen with stone flag floor. Basement cellar with stone flag floor. Half-turn staircase with landings, wrought-iron balustrade, domed ceiling above with 2 lights in oculus. Shuttered windows to principal rooms.

BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble stone boundary walls to N, S, E and centre of 2 gardens extending W. Stone flags to courtyard/close.

Statement of Special Interest

In the 18th century this was the town house of the Ouchterlony family by which name it became known. At present No 182 carries the name "Ouchterlony House" but its connection with that family is not known.

References

Bibliography

J G Low, THE CLOSES OF MONTROSE, 1938, p22. Shown on Wood's Plan of the Town of Montrose 1822.

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