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

RHU VILLAGE, PIER ROAD, WOODCOTE WITH STABLES, GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLLB19522

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 27120 83994
Coordinates
227120, 683994

Description

Earlier 19th century with mid 19th century additions. 2-storey, 4-bay, rectangular-plan house. Pale pink painted harl with honey-coloured sandstone margins and dressings. Base course. Projecting bracketted eaves.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-bay main block with lower advanced bay to outer right. Door at centre of 3-bay block, stone steps and platt with cast-iron balusters; panelled 2-leaf door, window above. Full-height canted bay to outer left with dividing cornice; windows symmetrically disposed in bay to right of door. Slightly advanced outer right block,

canted bay at ground, window above, gable breaking eaves at centre.

SE ELEVATION: asymmetrical, blank wall to outer left; window at ground right and 2 window at 1st floor to outer right. Lean-to, single storey scullery to outer right; boarded door, rooflight.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical 3-bay principal block with single storey, gabled porch advanced at centre; advanced bay to outer left with haf-piend roofed scullery addition. Windows symmetrically disposed in outer bays of main block; stair window off-centre to left, narrow window to right at 1st floor. 2 windows on scullery bay, that to right narrower.

Sash and case windows, 12-lying-pane glazing, some 4-pane and plate glass. Grey slate piend and platform roof; tall, corniced, coursed sandstone, wallhead stacks.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

STABLES: single storey, L-plan stables built against rubble boundary wall to SW of house (see notes). Harled, sandstone raised cill. NE range: flat-roofed, lean-to bay advanced to outer left. Long range to right, 4 bays, window, 2-leaf double door, barred window and narrow door in corner. Range advanced to outer right, 2 boarded, 2-leaf

double doors to coach house.

Graded grey slate roof; coped, squat ridge stacks with lotus-leaf terracotta cans and tall corniced stone wallhead stacks with polygonal cans.

Gatepiers and boundary walls: low rubble wall with harl pointing, semi-circular coping. Squat, rubble drum piers with conical ashlar caps.

Statement of Special Interest

Woodcote is shown on the 1st edition map but was named as Ulston Grove on this edition. The stable block is shown as a quadrangular-plan on the 1st edition but by the 1896-7 edition the NE range had been partially removed.

References

Bibliography

OS 1st edition 1858 (25" County Series).

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.

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