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 24958 87518
224958, 687518


J T Rochead, 1852. Single storey and attic, Jacobethan former lodge to West Shandon House. T-plan with entrance tower in re-entrant angle. Lime-washed rubble with honey-coloured sandstone margins and dressings. Shaped gables; hoodmoulds; quoin strips; blank plaques; decorative finials.

W ELEVATION: asymmetrical, advanced bay at centre; shaped gable; canted bay window, sandstone mullions and transoms, half-piended ashlar roof. Slender window at centre of gablehead. Narrow round-headed windows on left return and recessed to left. Door in re-entrant angle to right at foor of tower, segmental-headed with stepped hoodmould, diagonal

buttress; quasi-broached to octagonal turret over, round-headed lancets, continuous hoodmould, cornice, lead ogival roof with finial. Modern flat-roofed addition to S built against former sandstone gatepier, rendered boundary wall curves to right around SW side.

N ELEVATION: flue projecting at centre of gable, off-set with sawtooth coping rising to apex stack.

S ELEVATION: obsured by wall. Advanced block, shaped gable. Stepped tripartite window at ground; single window at gablehead. uPVC windows. Grey slate roof with lead flashings. Broad apex stack on pedestal base, twin diamond-set stacks, that to right truncated. Ashlar coping to skews and bracketted skewputts.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

Statement of Special Interest

West Shandon, a Scots Jacobethan house, was built in 1852 by J T Rochead for Robert Napier to house his large art and library collection. An extensive garden with greenhouses and ponds was also built to accommodate his collection of rare plants. Napier died in 1876 and the house was reopened as Shandon Hydropathic. The house was demolished in 1960 and gardens redeveloped as part of the development of the Clyde Submarine Base. The South lodge, apart from the garden wall and bartizan on the Shore Road, is the only remaining structure

relating to the house. It mirrors the Jacobethan design of West

Shandon. The lodge has an unsympathetic addition to the S and is sited directly on the busy service road to the Clyde base and industiral units nearby. The architect J T Rochead was also responsible for the design of Blairvadich which is listed separately.



OS 1st and 2nd edition maps, 1865, 1898. F A Walker & F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992) p95. F H Groome O S GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND

(1895) Vol vi p335. I M M Macphail A SHORT HISTORY OF DUMBARTONSHIRE (1984) p85, 116. Kerr THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN'S HOUSE pp.166-181.


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)

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