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- Category: B
- Date Added: 25/04/2002
- Local Authority: East Dunbartonshire
- Planning Authority: East Dunbartonshire
- Burgh: Bearsden
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NS 53389 71620
- Coordinates: 253389, 671620
1930. 2-storey with raised basement and single storey with attic, 5-bay, rectangular-plan villa with mock half-timbered gables and fine interior. Whitewashed harl with brick detailing. Basket-arched doorpiece; raked cills; brick mullions, and timber transoms and mullions.
E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: bay to left of centre with dominant projecting half-timbered gable on brick porch, steps up to moulded doorpiece with flanking dwarf walls and canted oriel window at 1st floor abutting jettied gablehead, single windows to returns at each floor. Small set back harled bay immediately to right with stair window breaking eaves into gabled dormerhead, 2 single storey bays beyond each with tall tripartite -window below swept roof with 2 piended tripartite dormers; similarly detailed bay to outer left but without swept roof. Former service wing and garage at outer right. 2 round arch windows to ground level with projecting gabled bay to ultimate bay. Piended dormer and roof light to first floor.
S ELEVATION: gabled elevation with monumental stepped brick chimney breast incorporating inglenook to left with segmental-headed window and tall bipartite to right; further windows to left at ground (surmounted by satellite dishes) and to right at 1st floor.
W (GARDEN) ELEVATION: 5-bay elevation on ground falling steeply to W. 2 bays to right with raised basement and ground floor of canted brick, penultimate bay with small window below ground floor tripartite and jettied gable with 4-light window, bay to outer right with door below canted window and swept roof with piended dormer. Slightly set-back asymmetrically-fenestrated plainerharled bays to left with piended wallhead dormers and narrow gabled bay to outer left.
Small-pane glazing patterns in casement and top-opening windows; inglenook, oriel and stair windows with decoratively-astragalled leaded glazing. Rosemary tiles. Banded step-coping to brick stacks with cans. Ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts. Some overhanging eaves and plain bargeboarding. Cast-iron downpipes with elaborately decorated rainwater hoppers.
INTERIOR: good decorative scheme in place including panelled timber and architraved doors; panelled stairhall with timber dog-leg staircase and carved heraldic beasts. Dining room with carved fire surround incorporating panelled overmantel and flanking glass-doored cupboards, panelled dado and metal-lined serving hatch. Inglenook-type fireplace to S ground floor room and brick fireplace with polygonal bell hood to study. Outstanding 1st floor bathroom with low WC and timber cistern, and resin tiles both plain and decorative.
TERRACE WALLS AND GATEPIERS: coped brick terrace walls with steps to W. Polygonal brick gatepiers with conical caps.
Statement of Special Interest
The unusual survival of early resin tiles, made in Glasgow, together with a largely original interior and intact glazing substantiate the listable status of this building. A former owner was governor of Barlinnie Prison, and the gates were made by inmates. The present owner believes the garden designer to have been from the south of England.
Listed building record updated 2014.
Information courtesy of owner.
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