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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 23/02/1996


  • Local Authority: Argyll And Bute
  • Planning Authority: Argyll And Bute
  • Parish: Cardross

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NS 34693 77408
  • Coordinates: 234693, 677408


1885. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan villa with distinctive deep cavetto eaves course. Ashlar with ashlar margins and dressings. Squared and snecked sandstone base course, chamfered and moulded reveals; stugged margins and dressings. Deep cavetto eaves course. Roll-moulded arrises to principal elevation.

S (MAIN) ELEVATION: 3 bays, centre bay recessed ; wooden round arch spring from Ionic corbels with balustrade forming porch at centre; steps to tripartite door; tall 2-leaf, 6-panelled door; flanked by blind narrow side lights. Carved wooden balustrade, tripartite window above. Full-height bow 5-light to outer right, conical roof, lead finial. Pedimented bay to outer left, finial.

N ELEVATION: L-plan arrangement; 2-storey and attic block advanced to outer left; attic windows regularly disposed directly under eaves, cutting into cavetto moulding; window at ground right and centre 1st floor on S 2-storey half-piended block below attic level on right return, 2 windows symmetrically disposed at 1st floor; half-piended single storey scullery block at ground, door now blocked as window at centre, boarded door to outer right on right return. Gabled bay recessed to right with round-arched bipartite stair window by re-entrant angle, masonry transom and mullion.

W ELEVATION: 3 bays near-symmetrically disposed, stack advanced to outer right, breaking through cavetto moulding to tall wallhead stack; bays symmetrically disposed to outer left.

E ELEVATION: shaped chimney breast on bay to outer left, breaking eaves cornice to wallhead stack; gable breaking over bay to right, bipartite at ground, 2 windows at 1st floor; paired ventilation slits in gablehead; lower 2-storey, 2-bay block recessed right, piend-roofed 2-storey and attic block to outer right, door with bipartite multi- paned fanlight, window at centre 1st floor, 3 attic windows regularly disposed breaking eaves moulding.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows; grey slate roof, lead flashings; wooden moulding on bargeboards. Stone wallhead stacks with incised bands, cornices and deep coping.

INTERIOR: not seen 1994.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: ashlar gatepiers, shallow frieze of patera and reeding; domed cap. High rubble boundary wall with semi-circular coping.

Statement of Special Interest

Ardenvohr was built for W B Thomson, a Dumbarton solicitor.



F A Walker and F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992), 59. Arthur F Jones CARDROSS - THE VILLAGE IN DAYS GONE BY (1985), p19.

About Designations

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.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see 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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