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

SHANDON, SHORE ROAD, INVERALLT WITH GARDEN PAVILIONS, BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERSLB18547

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
18/03/1994
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Parish
Rhu
NGR
NS 25199 87213
Coordinates
225199, 687213

Description

Earlier 19th century. Single storey and attic, 3-bay, symmetrical,

rectangular-plan cottage. Rubble with painted ashlar sandstone

dressings and margins to main elevation and red sandstone margins to side elevations. Projecting eaves; base course; quoin strips.

SW ELEVATION: 3-bay; deep-set door at centre, 4-panelled door with painted blocked fanlight, inner half-glazed door. Flanking windows; gabled dormerheads symmetrically disposed. Modern wooden and glass flat- roofed conservatory to outer right.

SE ELEVATION: flat-roofed conservatory at ground; windows symmetrically disposed at gablehead.

NW ELEVATION: gable, window at ground left, 2 windows symmetrically disposed at gablehead.

12-lying-pane sash and case glazing. Grey slate roof; rendered, coped apex stacks with octagonal terracotta cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

GARDEN PAVILIONS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: circular-plan, garden pavilions at either end of sea boundary wall enclosing Inverallt and Inverallt Cottage. Rubble with harl pointing, timber eaves, conical slate roof with lead finial. Timber door and windows; 2-leaf, half-glazed, round-headed door facing into garden; round-headed, timber casement windows facing sea. Pavilion to NW full-height free-standing to sea, walls abut onto sides at garden elevation. Pavilion to SE corbelled on

seaward elevation, more projecting into garden. Boundary wall, rubble with alternating flat and semicircular coping.

GATEPIERS: substantial gatepiers of rubble with harl pointing, plain pyramidal caps.

Statement of Special Interest

Inverallt and the garden pavilions are shown on the 1st edition map but then site named Shandon Bank. Robert Napier, the marine engineer had a summer cottage at Shandon from 1833 prior to building West Shandon (now demolished). It is possible that this may have been Napier's cottage. Inverallt Cottage to the SE of Inverallt and within the same boundary is listed separately.

References

Bibliography

OS 1st edition 1865. THE COUNTY OF DUNBARTON 3RD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1959) p173.

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.

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