Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NS 26408 81940
226408, 681940


Mid-later 18th century. Single storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan classical bathwell. Pink sandtone ashlar with polished cream and green ashlar deeply channelled rustication and dressings; brick-lined interior. String course, cornice, pediment.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: square door set into semi-circular arch at centre, voussoirs, rustication. Flanking windows set into rusticated masonry, shallow keystones; string course runs along line of springing of arch. Pediment.

W AND E ELEVATIONS: square-headed window set into semicircular arched recess at centre.

INTERIOR: brick-lined, joist holes; opening broken through back wall. Recess at SW angle with flue channel.

Statement of Special Interest

The bathwell is located in Dark Wood to the W of Parkhead. It is in a poor st



1st edition OS map 1860. Ian G Lindsay and Mary Cosh INVERARY AND THE DUKES OF ARGYLL (1973) p133. John Gifford WILLIAM ADAM 1689-1748 pp32, 36-37, 161 (1989). F A Walker and F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992) p104.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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