Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NS 25385 87054
225385, 687054


Earlier 19th century with later 19th century additions. 2-storey,

asymmetrical, rambling-plan villa set on raised plateau. Cream harl with sandstone margins and dressings. Chamfered reveals. Strip quoins; eaves band; base course, band course. Windows directly under eaves; projecting eaves bracketted eaves.

W ELEVATION: advanced 3-bay main block with higher block at rear. Timber conservatory porch at centre on high masonry base; elaborate wrought-iron balcony above. Stone steps to entrance at left return; decorative cast- iron balusters; door glazed with timber lower panels flanked by side lights; glazed canopy over door on decorative cast-iron brackets. 6-paned to W, coloured patterned glass in upper glass. Timber bow window to outer right bay at ground, single window to outer left. Windows symmetrically disposed at 1st floor.

N ELEVATION: advanced single bay to outer left with full-height bay window, tall window at 1st floor at right return. Lower 2-bay symmetrical block to right with late 19th century lean-to timber conservatory on harled base in re-entrant angle; stone steps to glazed door at right return, timber balusters, coloured leaded upper panes; 6-panes to N.

S ELEVATION: raised area accessed by stone steps with modern cast-iron work, divided by walls and modern plantings. Tall block to outer right, 5 varied openings at ground; 2 windows at 1st floor, tall sandstone tripartite window to outer right with single window in penultimate bay, sandstone blank escutcehon above. Lower 2 bay block to left, windows symmetrically disposed at 1st floor, modern door at ground inner bay.

4-pane and plate glass sash and case windows; uPVC windows for 1st floor of main elevation. Grey slate piend and platform roof with lead flashings. 3-grouped, coped octagonal wallhead stacks each with single, octagonal can.

WINTER GARDEN: rectangular-plan, cement-rendered block to S against boundary wall. Canted 4-light window at centre facing W with projecting flat-roofed eaves. Gabled Gothic timber feature raised at centre of flat-roof. Round-headed, Y-traceried window with detailed painted glass at centre with and flanking small lights; lit on all sides by small painted glass panels.

BALUSTRADED PARAPET: curved honey-coloured sandstone parapet directly in front of main elevation. Squat balusters on base with slab coping terminated by corniced dies with urns.

Statement of Special Interest

Listed as categoray B for the interest of the ironwork balustrade and winter garden. Cragmore is shown on the 1st edition map as a rectangular-plan house with bay advanced to S so the house has been extended in the later part of the century. The winter garden is not shown on the 1865 map.



OS 1st edition map, 1865. F A Walker & F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992) p98.

About Listed Buildings

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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.

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