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

154 CLYDE STREET EAST, ROCKFORT AND FOLLYLB34741

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
30/06/1993
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Burgh
Helensburgh
NGR
NS 30641 81590
Coordinates
230641, 681590

Description

1849. 2-storey and attic, 4-bay gabled Tudor revival roughly L-plan villa. Harled with ashlar dressings, painted. Base and cill courses; ashlar mullioned windows; raised margins; chamfered reveals; hoodmoulds; quoin strips; decorative bargeboarded gables.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 2 bays to centre advanced and gabled, projecting doorpiece to left bay with stop-chamfered angles and corbelled cornice; Tudor-arched doorway and fanlight, ddeply chamfered and moulded reveals, 2-leaf panelled doors, modern glazed vestibule door. Window to right.

2 windows above at 1st floor. Small bipartite attic window to centre of gablehead. Recessed bays flanking with window to ground and 1st floors. W (SIDE) ELEVATION: gabled return, blank at ground, 2 windows at

1st floor (window to right blinded). Small bipartite window above to centre of gablehead.

E ELEVATION: gabled return with 2 widely spaced bays at ground and

1st floor, small bipartite window above to centre of gablehead. Single storey flat-roofed wing abutting with panelled door to N elevation.

N ELEVATION: canted window at ground to outer left, window above at

1st floor. 2-storey wing to right, detailed with gabled bays and windows similarly arranged as main block.

Sash and case windows mostly with 8-lying panes to lower sash and 8-pane to upper sash, some replacement windows. Grey slate roof; fine display of tall polygonal corniced stacks in groups of 3 and 4.

INTERIOR: corniced ceiling; iron balustered stair.

FOLLY: picturesque 3-bay rectangular-plan folly abutting walled garden to E of driveway. Rubble, ashlar dressings. W entrance elevation; pointed-arch doorway to centre, pointed-arch windows flanking.

Unroofed.

Statement of Special Interest

Rockfort Lodge, boundary wall and gatepiers are listed separately

below. Rockfort house is possibly derived from the Tudor revival villas in J C Loudon's An Encyclopaedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture (published 1853). The folly is reputed to have been used as a resting place for coffins being transported by water to nearby Helensburgh cemetery, having been landed on a jetty to the rear of the villa.

References

Bibliography

Information courtesy of the present owner.

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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