Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Lismore And Appin
NN 10245 59332
210245, 759332


Rowand Anderson, dated 1896 and 1897. Asymmetrical mansion,

mainly 2-storeys and attic, but sloping site and variations of

layout both reduce and increase number of storeys.

Roughly rectangular, with 2 projecting wings to east

entrance front. All grey bullfaced ashlar with considerable

use of contrasting red polished sandstone dressings.

Asymmetrical gabled entrance front with principal door

approached by flight steps to simple red sandstone polished

ashlar porch with leaded ogee roof in south elevation of

single storey and attic projecting gabled entrance hall wing.

Gabled and varied east front with single and 2-storey canted

bay windows, with either shaped wallheads or leaded ogee

roofs and with long pedimented double stair window in

recessed near-centre bay.

Long west main garden front; mainly 3 storeys and attic,

6 bays, with lower 2-storey and attic service wing set

back at north gable. 2 canted bay windows, at SW rising

full 3 storeys with canted piended slate roof and carved

detailing over principal floor windows, and at NW rising

only 2 storeys. Centre 1st floor (raised ground floor)

windows with decorative pediments initalled JSS and DAS with

dates. 5 timber fronted gabled dormers to west garden

front; various other dormers to all elevations with decorative

stone finialled segmental headed pediments. Multi-pane

glazing; crowsteps; tall coped stacks; original rainwater

goods; slate roofs.

Balustraded garden terrace fronts south

gable, spanning sloping site. Interior: entrance hall

with original panelled doors, moulded and corniced doorpieces,

panelled dado; carved and panelled chimney piece with

moulded marble and tiled surround to grate; decorative plaster

ceiling. Wide staircase with turned balusters leads off


Statement of Special Interest

Formerly Glencoe House built for Donald Alexander Smith (1820-1914) one of the principal builders of the Canadian Pacific Railway, created Lord Strathcona in 1897. Two wings removed in 1965. Former stables and service accommodation block, now Scottish Ambulance Service centre, not included in listing.





About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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